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Core Curriculum: CiP 6

Capability in Practice: The doctor takes an active role in helping self and others to develop themselves

This CiP is grouped under Professional Identity 2: Research, Scholar and Educator

Key Skills


Demonstrates a commitment to continued learning

  • Understands own learning styles.
  • Identifies opportunities for learning and development through regular reflection and feedback.
  • Implements personal development plans to enhance and progress professional practice.
  • Applies learning to professional practice.

Develops people

  • Acts as a supportive colleague and critical friend.
  • Encourages career development in others.
  • Understands concepts of formal mentoring and coaching.

Promotes excellence

  • Encourages and support colleagues in their endeavours.
  • Signposts to professional networks to promote high quality and innovative practice.

Provides pastoral care

  • Identifies and creates a safe and supportive working environment.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of the characteristics of a colleague in difficulty.
  • Supports and guides a colleague in difficulty using the processes which exist within the NHS.

Provides support to second victims

  • Sensitively debriefs after an adverse incident.
  • Is aware that traumatic events may lead to psychological effects which may need professional intervention and support. 
  • Understands the importance of signposting colleagues to psychological support services either through employer or doctors support service.

Demonstrates performance management

  • Understands the basic principles of performance management. Uses SMART objectives to set personal development goals.
  • Understands the use of competency frameworks as a performance management and development tool.

Evidence to inform decision

  • PDP
  • Reflective practice
  • TO2 (including SO)
  • NOTSS  
  • Local and Deanery Teaching
  • RCOG eLearning
  • Leads a debrief
  • MRCOG Part 1

Mapping to GPCs

Domain 1: Professional values and behaviours

Domain 2: Professional skills

  • Practical skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dealing with complexity and uncertainty

Domain 3: Professional knowledge

  • Professional requirements
  • National legislative structure
  • The health service and healthcare system in the four countries

Domain 5: Capabilities in leadership and team working

Domain 6: Capabilities in patient safety and quality improvement

  • Patient safety

Domain 8: Capabilities in education and training

Domain 9: Capabilities in research and scholarship