Special Circumstances

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Absence from practice: What to do?

Q. I am retiring/emigrating/taking leave from practice and I am not sure what I need to do? » read more

Advice for locum, sessional & out of hours GPs

It is recognised that GPs working as locums or working in out of hours (OOH) or sessional work may face specific challenges in fulfilling their professional competence scheme (PCS) requirements. » read more

Finished training: When to enrol

Q. I have finished my training scheme and gone straight to maternity leave. When do I need to enrol on the PCS? » read more

Going abroad: Contact the ICGP

Q. I am moving abroad for work. Is there anything I need to do in relation to professional competence before I leave? » read more

I am retired, don’t intend to practise medicine anymore and plan to withdraw from the register. What does this mean for me?

Q. I am retired, don't intend to practise medicine anymore and plan to withdraw from the register. What does this mean for me? » read more

I don’t see patients as part of my work. How can I fulfil professional competence requirements, especially clinical audit?

Q. I don't see patients as part of my work. How can I fulfil professional competence requirements, especially clinical audit? » read more

I work across a number of different roles

There are no special requirements for doctors occupying several roles simultaneously. Once registered, a doctor has the right to practise medicine. » read more

I work on a part-time or occasional basis

There are no special requirements for doctors working less than full-time, or on an occasional basis. » read more

If a doctor is on the specialist register but in fully academic work, can s/he fulfil the PC requirements or will s/he be required to undertake a given minimum of patient contact/clinical work?

The underlying principles are that an individual medical practitioners PCS activities should be planned and should reflect and be relevant to his or her current and future profile of professional practice and performance. » read more

If an RMP is registered on the scheme and then leaves Ireland for a period, what provisions will be made for them to re-enter the scheme?

If doctors leave Ireland for a short period of time (a year or less) to practise overseas then they should enrol on a professional competence scheme as operated by the PGTBs. » read more

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