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Urogynaecology subspecialty training

Subspecialty training in urogynaecology, including the curriculum, logbooks and assessments


Revised curriculum and logbook introduced October 2018

The GMC has approved revisions to the curriculum and logbook for subspecialty training in Urogynaecology in October 2018. Please read the guidance how the revisions affect you:

  1. Due to the announcement from NHS Improvement and NHS England to temporarily pause mesh procedures the Urogynaecology Subspecialty Training curriculum has been revised. These changes apply with immediate effect. Guidance has been issued to Heads of School, STPSs and currently registered trainees to keep the impact to a minimum. Please liaise with your STPS and Head of School for further advice.
  2. ‘Urethrotomy’ and ‘Stapled transanal resection procedure’ have been removed from the curriculum. These changes apply with immediate effect as procedures have been deleted from the curriculum.
  3. All trainees registered for Urogynaecology subspecialty training will have to follow the October 2018 curriculum. The changes will be made to the UG curriculum the individuals' ePortfolio accounts.
  4. All trainees registering for Urogynaecology subspecialty training from October 2018 will have to use the October 2018 version.


Urogynaecology curriculum and logbook – October 2018


A standardized surgical log has been introduced. It is mandatory to keep a surgical log of all your procedures as this will form part of your annual assessment:

Urogynaecology surgical log – October 2018


Revised curriculum and logbook introduced February 2018

The inclusion of the laparoscopic urogynaecology module as a mandatory component of subspecialty training has been approved by the GMC, which takes effect from February 2018.

Please ensure that you are using the correct versions:

  • If you started subspecialty training after February 2018,  you must use the new (February 2018) curriculum which includes the laparoscopic Urogynaecology module as a mandatory component.


Curriculum and logbook – February 2018

Curriculum and logbook

Standardised surgical log

A standardized surgical log has been introduced. It is mandatory to keep a surgical log of all your procedures as this will form part of your annual assessment


Curriculum and logbook – post-January 2014

Curriculum and logbook

There is also a generic subspecialty curriculum which applies to all subspecialties and should be completed alongside your specific subspecialty curriculum. The generic subspecialty curriculum covers non-clinical skills including communication, teamworking, leadership, clinical governance.

Optional laparoscopic urogynaecology module for post-January 2014


Workplace-based assessments (WPBAs)

For guidance on how WPBAs work, please go to the workplace-based assessments page.


You have to be competent in the below (click on each bullet point for full details):

Find out more

If you need any help or advice, please read the subspecialty training FAQsemail the Advanced Training Coordinator at or call +44 20 7045 6789.

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Assessment of training
Information about sign-off of competencies, workplace-based assessments, ARCPs and more
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