- To recognise and standardise the training of breast clinicians.
- To increase the breast clinician workforce to support breast screening and symptomatic services.
The credential has been implemented through a pilot programme which began in 2019 with the first cohort of 10 trainees in England, supported by HEE which provided funding of £30,000 per trainee per year for the three years of the credential programme.
The credential curriculum is based around a number of high-level capabilities in practice. This is what a breast clinician will be expected to be able to do upon completion of the training. It includes considerable overlap with the breast content of the clinical radiology curriculum as well as covering clinical examination, risk factors such as family history and genetics, and the understanding of the use of prognostic and biological factors that influence oncological treatments.
Health Education England has produced a suite of resources providing guidance on "Enhancing Supervision for Postgraduate Doctors in Training”.
Some useful documents:
Credential In Breast Disease Management For Breast Clinicians Guidance For Pilot Training Sites
Handbook: Enhancing Supervision For Postgraduate Doctors In Training
A Benchmarking Document For Trusts To Help Them To Assess Whether They Are Providing Good Supervision Standards In Supervision
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