As you know, all doctors on the Specialist, General or Supervised Division of the Medical Council Register are required by law to be enrolled on a Professional Competence Scheme and record sufficient CPD and Clinical (Practice) Audit claims to meet their scheme requirements.
The Medical Council requires all doctors to pay their Professional Competence renewal fee before renewing their Medical Council Registration. They must enter the name of their Professional Competence Scheme and the date they paid their renewal fee on their Annual Retention form.
Absent from practice?
If you hold Supervised, General or Specialist registration with the Irish Medical Council, absence from practice does not in itself exempt you from engagement with Professional Competence, so it is important that you renew your enrolment every year.
Change of Status?
If you have moved overseas it is important to be aware of the Irish Medical Council advice on this topic.
To change your Professional Competence Scheme status, we need your written instructions. If your Medical Council registration status has changed (e.g. you have changed your Medical Council registration type, retired from the Medical Council Register, entered a training programme or moved abroad), please let us know immediately by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to:
Professional Competence Department
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
19 South Frederick Street
Visit: Renew your enrolment