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The future of paediatrics: is progress plus achievable?
  1. Bradley Harris,
  2. Katie Bonner
  1. Paediatrics, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bradley Harris, Paediatrics, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK; bradley.harris{at}

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In September 2023, the shape of paediatric training in the UK is changing, with the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health’s long anticipated progress plus curriculum.

While the fundamental objectives of the curriculum remain the same, the training pathway will be streamlined from three discrete training levels into ‘Core’ and ‘Specialty’ Paediatrics, shortening the overall training time from 8 to 7 years. The pathway aims to be more flexible, allowing training experience to be tailored towards the desired career rather than aiming for similar skill sets through rigid clinical rotations, and includes a natural pause between the two levels for trainees to consider out-of-placement …

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