• Black Lives Matter

    COGPED stands against racism and structural discrimination in all its forms. As an advisory body we recognise our role in challenging the underlying causes of structural inequality and commit to using our leadership and influence to effect change. This includes examing our own organisation and taking steps to address the lack of diversity within it.

  • COVID 19

    COVID 19 is having a significant impact on GP training and we understand the anxiety this may be causing for many of you. COGPED has been working tirelessly to ensure that the welfare of our trainees is paramount and that solutions are found that enable you to progress through training. To this end COGPED has been working with the RCGP on the development of guidance for all trainees, at all stages of their training. This guidance is published on the RCGP website and will be used in the ARCP process:


    The important issue of trainees due to CCT and who are unable to sit CSA and/or AKT is a top priority for everyone and COGPED is continuing to work with the RCGP and all stakeholders – GMC, 4 Nations education bodies, AiT representatives and BMA to find a workable solution. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your significant contribution to patient care in these unprecedented times.

Committee of General Practice Education Directors

COGPED (Committee of General Practice Education Directors) offers a forum for Postgraduate GP Directors to meet and share good practice.

Its aim is to encourage and maintain a consistent approach to GP training across the United Kingdom. It is a focal point for communication between the Postgraduate GP Directors and other stakeholders such as Royal College of General Practitioners, BMA, GPC, NHS Resolution, GMC and various sections of Department of Health & Social Care.

COGPED has a record of achievement and leading partnership with other stakeholders in meeting its objectives e.g. Centralisation of Selection to GP Training, Higher Professional Education for Newly Qualified GPs, Out of Hours Training arrangement for GP Registrars and a number of other initiatives related to medical education standards and workforce issues.


Meetings Dates

  • COGPED Directors and Heads of School Meeting 27th October 2021

  • COGPED Directors Meeting with COPMeD 8th December 2021

    The Midland Hotel

  • COGPED Residential Meeting 29th - 30th June 2022

  • COGPED Directors and COPMeD Meeting 5th - 6th October 2022

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