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15 October 2018
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Which PCS should a doctor registered in one specialty but currently practicing in a different area enrol on?

Over the course of a doctor's career the area of practice can change. Maintenance of professional competence is based on the day-to-day practice of the individual doctor, A doctor should enrol in a professional competence scheme, and engage in activities to maintain competence, that reflect their day-to-day practice of medicine.

In general, their day-to-day practice will be reflective of their registered specialty; if it is not, they should not represent themselves as being registered as having a specialty in that particular area.

If a doctor is register in one or more specialties, but their practice is focused on other areas of practice, they can consider withdrawing voluntarily from the specialty (or specialties) which they do not actively practice.

Source: Medical Council