29 April 2019
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What PCS information will the Medical Council ask me for? 

When you are completing your annual retention of registration form this year, the Medical Council will ask you to confirm the following:

  1. That you are enrolled on a Professional Competence Scheme (PCS) for 2019/20 and the date that you paid your enrolment fee (Click here for instructions on how to view this date)
  2. That you are maintaining your professional competence pursuant to CPD requirements (click here for more information)

In a change this year, the Medical Council has asked that all Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies forward them the Medical Council Registration Number (MCRN) and name of all registered medical practitioners who have not met their annual PCS requirements for the 2018/19 PCS year.

Please be aware that a false declaration on your retention of registration form could leave you open to a complaint by the Medical Council.

What do I need to do?

Please ensure that you have recorded all your CPD activity to your ePortfolio before the 30th of April. All doctors registered on the Specialist or General Division of the Medical Council for the duration of the 2018/19 year will be expected to record the minimum requirements in each credit category (including 50 credits overall) and a clinical or practice audit. Where you have been on maternity or sick leave from active practice for three months or more, please let us know by emailing professionalcompetence@icgp.ie and we will note this on your record for you.

If you are unable to record the minimum requirements, your MCRN and name will be sent to the Medical Council and they may contact you in relation to this.

Will there be further changes?

The Medical Council has notified us of their intention to include a more detailed compliance question on their 2020 registration form. Information in relation to this, including the proposed wording is available here.

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