RCOphth response to GMC proposal to introduce ‘credentials’ framework for training programmes
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) recognises in its response that credentialing has the potential to ensure standard levels of practice in unregulated areas currently outside of training programmes. Examples in ophthalmic specialist training could include credentials around refractive surgery and interventions. There are however several issues around the GMC’s proposal which remain unaddressed. The
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Certification of Training and Specialist Training
The RCOphth is responsible for recommending doctors to the General Medical Council (GMC) for inclusion on the Specialist Register. It is a legal requirement to be entered on the Specialist Register before taking up a consultant post in the NHS. There are three routes to specialist registration: CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) – please
Award of the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)
This section also applies to the award of the Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (Combined Programme) or CESR (CP). The College processes a significant number of CCT applications at any time. It is important that doctors in training provide information that conforms in full to the curriculum requirements and is readily accessible in order