Medical Council Guidance April 2020

Professional Competence

Information on our Professional Competence Scheme (PCS) and Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme (CPD-SS) for NCHDs in Non-Training Posts.

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06/04/2020: Medical Council & PCS advice

Email circulated to all on PCS on 06/04/2020.

COVID-19 and CPD – Medical Council Guidance

We have been asked by the Medical Council to send this information to all PCS enrolees.
CPD Advice to PCS Enrolees

As a result of Covid-19, the Medical Council will not be monitoring doctors’ compliance with maintenance of professional competence requirements for the Professional Competence Scheme year 2019 – 2020.

The Medical Council acknowledges the extraordinary circumstances in which doctors are practising and while patient safety remains a priority, we know doctors’ continued personal learning and familiarisation with clinical and ethical guidelines has dramatically escalated.

The Medical Council will keep maintenance of professional competence requirements under review over the coming months. Updates will be posted on the Medical Council website and circulated to doctors via their Professional Competence Schemes.

We in the College continue to engage with the Council on the practicalities of maintenance of professional competence in the current crisis, and will issue any further advice as soon as possible. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Wishing you well in these very challenging times.