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15 October 2018
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Do doctors on maternity, sick or compassionate leave have reduced PCS requirements?

NB: Requirements for the 2021 2022 PCS year are 25 CPD credits and 1 clinical / practice audit. Please click here for more information. 

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

While the same professional competence requirements apply to doctors on leave, the Medical Council recognises that it may not be possible to achieve all requirements in this situation. The Council have asked the training bodies to make a note on the Statement of Participation for any doctors on maternity leave, sick leave or compassionate leave so that this can be taken into account where necessary. If you do have a shortfall in a given year, you are encouraged to make it up where possible once you return to practice.

Please note: the ICGP can make a note on your record only where you are enrolled on the PCS year in question.