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Report of Progress on the Maintenance of Professional Competence

The Medical Council published a report of progress on the Maintenance of doctors’ Professional Competence.

The mandatory Maintenance of Professional Competence commenced in 2011 and since its inception much has been progressed and achieved to support doctors’ compliance with Maintenance of Professional Competence requirements resulting in a 98.3% enrolment rate.

In late 2016, the Medical Council identified that a significant numbers of doctors had failed to enrol on a Scheme.

The Medical Council took steps in 2017 to increase the enrolment rate by instituting a number of incremental actions which lead to the development of a more robust mechanism through which doctors’ Scheme enrolment could be closely managed and monitored. Through close collaboration with the Post Graduate Training Bodies, this resulted in more than 98 per cent of doctors actively enrolled in the Scheme to date a reduction from 9.9 per cent to 1.7 percent in non-enrolment.

With 13 Schemes established facilitating CPD in over 50 speciality areas of medicine, there is currently a 98.3% enrolment rate, and last year they recognised a diverse range of CPD programmes, reflecting eight domains of good professional practice which equated to over 10,000 CPD hours.

The full report can be viewed here:

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