This curriculum / competency framework is aimed towards paediatrics trainees in Level 3 training (ST6 to ST8) to gain expertise in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition (PGHAN), to achieve the required competencies in order to be employed as a consultant paediatrician with an interest in PGHAN. This document gives guidance on specific competencies PGHAN trainees will need to acquire in order to be signed off for this module. Trainees should work closely with their supervisor towards achieving this.
  An assessment checklist tailored towards PGHAN will be used (see Appendix 1), with a final sign-off upon successful completion of the module. After successful completion, this document also needs to be uploaded onto e-portfolio. Please note that the trainee also has to achieve all the competencies in the Level 3 General Paediatric Framework. After completion of the SPIN curriculum and successful assessment of competencies, a certification process still to be agreed by the RCPCH is desirable.

Bim Bhaduri
Chair PeGHAN Group
January 2014