Differential Attainment exists across the UK and is what we call the gap between attainment levels of different groups of doctors. It occurs across many professions. It exists in both undergraduate and postgraduate contexts, across exam pass rates, recruitment and Annual Review of Competence Progression outcomes and can be an indicator that training and medical education may not be fair. Differentials that exist because of ability are expected and appropriate. Differentials connected solely to age, gender or ethnicity of a particular group are unfair. GMC standards require training pathways to be fair for everyone.’ GMC (2020).   In the North East and North Cumbria, we have developed an action plan, endorsed, and supported by the Dean’s Management Team to respond to it.

  • Access progression reports in one place, published by the GMC Here.
  • Link to DA Action Plan
  • Supporting and integrating CREST Drs - Here