The Clinical Competencies for the CCE


8. Procedural skills

Last revised: 19 Mar 2024

CS2.2.5 Appropriate procedures are undertaken after receiving informed consent.

Appropriate procedures are those which are likely to most benefit to an individual’s health and wellbeing from a diagnostic and/or management perspective. Assessment of the appropriate nature of procedures is inherently related to the practice setting, individual sociocultural context, and consequent availability of access to more specialised services. Recommendations for procedures should consider the potential benefits the evidence basis, and the possible risks and costs in the context of any relevant sociocultural beliefs of the individual. The individual trainee should be able to demonstrate a range of procedures appropriate for general practice. Consideration is given to the skills that need to be developed, with specific consideration of the local community or practice population needs. 


  1. Demonstrates a wide range of procedural skills to a high standard and as appropriate to the community requirements 
  2. Refers appropriately when a procedure is outside their level of competence. 

Rural health context

  1. Identifies, cultivates and maintains skills relevant to the practice and specific to community needs

For the trainee

You should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the range of procedures that are appropriate for general practice. In addition, you should identify skills that you need to develop, specifically considering the needs of the local community or the practice’s population.

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