The Medical Council has changed the Professional Competence requirements for the 2021-2022 Professional Competence year.
The Medical Council has stated that for the 2021-2022 Professional Competence year, the following will apply:
In the Professional Competence Year beginning on 1 May 2021 and ending on 30 April 2022, doctors will be required to undertake and record the following CPD activity with their Scheme:
The Medical Council intends to reinstate its risk-based framework for monitoring doctors’ maintenance of professional competence. This means that doctors will be asked to make a declaration about their Maintenance of Professional Competence (MPC) when renewing their registration in 2021. Doctors’ MPC declaration will be compared with Professional Competence Scheme data to monitor that they are meeting their MPC requirements.
You can read the Medical Council/COVID-19 updates here (see Section Regulation and CPD).
The requirements outlined above will be kept under review in light of a protracted pandemic and the Medical Council will keep the COVID-19 section of their website updated with the latest information.
The Medical Council has asked us to let you know about the following changes to Question 1 in the Annual Retention Application Form (ARAF) which is used to renew your Medical Council registration.
In response to the profoundly changed circumstances we now face as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are expanding our range of webinars and online/virtual CPD opportunities and moving as many of our courses as possible to an online format. We hope to resume conferences and events in our Dublin headquarters as soon as it is safe to do so.
We have a highly experienced Professional Competence support team. They are always happy to answer your questions and advise you on how to maintain Professional Competence. As the team are presently working at home, the fastest way to contact this department is by logging in to our support desk here