Community-based clinical attachments
In December 2017, Council revised the Definition of a community-based attachment. The full definition can be found here.
By 2020 every intern will be required to complete one clinical attachment in a community-based setting over the course of the intern training programme. Council approved a staged transition working towards 100% compliance by November 2020. Training providers will need to demonstrate progress towards this goal during the transition period.
Completing a clinical attachment in a community setting will familiarise interns with the delivery of health care outside the hospital setting.
If a training provider wishes a clinical attachment to be recognised as a community-based clinical attachment, then the attachment will need to meet both the Definition of a community-based attachment and the Accreditation standards for clinical attachments.