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PCS News & Updates Archive

Amendments to the CPD requirements for 2020 2021 PCS year

The Medical Council has confirmed an amendment to the CPD compliance requirements for the 2020 2021 PCS year. » read more

Guidance from Medical Council regarding PCS and COVID-19

As we approach the end of the 2019 2020 PCS year, under unusual and difficult circumstances, the Medical Council has asked us to make you aware of the following updated PCS information. » read more

Change to Medical Council retention of registration form

Please note that the Medical Council of Ireland is introducing the following declaration to their annual retention of registration form: » read more

Updated PCS audit information available

Based on your feedback, ICGP has updated existing PCS audit supports to assist you in meeting your annual audit requirement. » read more

Five Things You Need to Know About Professional Competence

The ICGP operates a professional competence scheme for GPs under arrangement with the Irish Medical Council (IMC). » read more

Medical Council changes to annual retention of registration form and to ICGP reporting requirements

Medical Council changes to annual retention of registration form and to ICGP reporting requirements
The Medical Council have made an important change to their annual retention of registration form, with a further change indicated for the 2020 form. » read more

Important information regarding recording activity

The Irish Medical Council's (IMC) Registration and Continuing Practice Committee have instructed the post graduate medical training bodies to contact individuals who have failed to record any maintenance of professional competence activity for 3 consecutive years. » read more

Guideline on meeting internal CPD requirement launched

ICGP have recently launched a 1 page guideline to assist GPs in meeting their annual minimum requirement of 20 internal CPD credits. » read more

Medical Council release Safe Start Initiative Guide

The Safe Start initiative aims to provide assistance to doctors who are new or returning to medical practice in Ireland. Under this initiative, the Medical Council has published a guide which is intended as a resource to support doctors to integrate into the Irish healthcare system. » read more

Updated guideline to assist Locum, sessional and OOH GPs in meeting their PCS now available.

Based on feedback received, ICGP is aware that GPs working as locums, working in out of hours (OOH) or doing sessional work may have specific challenges in meeting the annual PCS requirement of 50 CPD credits and one clinical/practice audit. » read more