The Gold Guide

This Reference Guide is for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK and is applicable to all postgraduate doctors in training on taking up appointments in specialty (including GP and Foundation) training which commenced on or after 3rd August 2022.

The 9th edition published on 3rd August 2022 and replaces all previous editions of the Gold Guide with immediate effect.

The Guide will be subject to review in response to and along with a parallel review of the foundation Curriculum.

To access the Gold Guide please visit the COPMED Website.

COPMeD is the Conference Of Postgraduate Medical Deans (UK) It provides a focus for those responsible for the strategic overview and operational delivery of postgraduate medical training in the four nations of the United Kingdom, and by ensuring excellent training, is a key player in maintaining quality of care and patient safety.