15 October 2018
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I am going onto maternity leave directly after I complete my training, do I still need to enrol on PCS?

Yes, all doctors need to enrol on a Professional Competence Scheme within 30 days of completing their training scheme, regardless of whether or not they are on leave. The only time that this does not apply is where they have removed their name from the Medical Council register.

All doctors on the Medical Council register must be either on a training scheme or enrolled on a Professional Competence Scheme. Once a doctor has enrolled, they will need to notify the ICGP so that their maternity leave can be noted on file.

If you are on maternity leave, sick leave or compassionate leave from active practice in excess of 3 months during a Professional Competence year you should notify the ICGP PCS department on professionalcompetence@icgp.ie so that this can be noted on your Statement of Participation. Further information in relation to this is available here.

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