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15 October 2018
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If a doctor is on the specialist register but in fully academic work, can they fulfil the PCS requirements or will they be required to undertake a given minimum of patient contact/clinical work?

The underlying principle is that the PCS activities of an individual medical practitioner should be planned and should reflect and be relevant to his or her current and future profile of professional practice and performance. It is mandatory for Medical Practitioners to maintain competence in areas of practice and medicine in which they engage in on an occasional or infrequent basis. There is PCS for medical practitioners not engaged in clinical work or patient management via the PCS of their Specialist Division or the General Division PCS of the ICHMT (RCPI).

Source of information: Medical Council