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a dr at computer with patientMarch 6 2018

Doctors who have completed part of the GP training programme but then left are being encouraged to reconsider by Health Education England.

“GP trainees who passed their Work Place Based Assessments and one of the two required exams (either Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) or Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)) but left training without passing the second exam will be given the chance to resume their training,” said HEE.

To be eligible trainees must meet all the following criteria:

  • be a previous GP national training number (NTN) holder;
  • have left GP training between August 2010 and January 2018;
  • have passed one of either Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) or Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA);
  • have had satisfactory work place-based assessments (WPBA);
  • have taken but not passed the other exam;
  • have current General Medical Council registration with a licence to practise;
  • have been in medical practice within the last two years.

“Applications will follow the national recruitment process and be open from August 2018 to February 2021, subject to GMC approval of the exam changes.”

Professor Simon Gregory, National Lead on GP Specialty Training and Director and Dean of Education and Quality, Midlands and East, HEE, said: “The focus is on providing a re-entry route for those who were progressing in training but were unable to pass one of the exam components of the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) qualification in the time available, whilst maintaining the high standards of the assessment process.

“We have championed the increase in available extensions to training for GP trainees as previously it was capped at only six-month extensions. The introduction in January 2018 of up to a year has meant that we don’t end up losing trainees simply because they needed a little bit of extra time on one of the components of training.”

Further details are given on the General Practice (GP) National Recruitment Office website.

Links:
HEE announcement     
GPNRO website           

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