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15 October 2018
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I don't see patients as part of my work, how do I fulfil my PCS requirements?

Not all doctors see patients. Some doctors work in health and clinical service policy development and oversight roles, clinical leadership and management roles, medical advisory roles, medico-legal roles, education and training roles, and many more.

If you are doing work like this, you should confirm with the person or organisation for which you are filling this role that they require you to fulfil this role as a registered medical practitioner. If this is the case, you must maintain competence in line with your medical practice. You should engage in relevant maintenance of professional competence activities. If your role is entirely comprised of non-patient-facing services, the principles of audit can be applied to your professional practice as an improvement project. Doctors should contact their postgraduate training body for guidance and support.

Source of information: Medical Council