Your Annual Statement of Participation is the document approved by the Medical Council to demonstrate that you have maintained a formal record of your engagement in Professional Competence as required by the Medical Practitioner's Act.
Statements are based on the information you have entered in your ePortfolio for Professional Competence about your ongoing CPD and Audit / Quality Improvement activities during the year.
The statement will show summarised information which will demonstrate whether you have recorded sufficient activities to meet the Medical Council requirements for the current statement year. It will also show summarised information for up to four previous years.
Statements are based on the information you have entered in your ePortfolio for Professional Competence about your ongoing activities during the relevant PCS year. Changes made after your statement has been generated will be reflected in your next statement.
If you did not record sufficient activities to meet the Medical Council requirements,your statement will indicate this by a "No" against the relevant year.
While the Professional Competence year ends on 30 April, we understand that you may be involved in activities right up to the last moment. For that reason, statements are usually issued in mid-May, allowing time for you to enter all your activities.
While it is necessary to keep evidence of participation in the External, Internal and Research or Teaching categories, your statement does not carry any information about evidence, so it is acceptable to simply add your activities and return to save your evidence in ePortfolio after statements have been issued.
Annual Statements are generated once a year. Changes you make after a statement has been generated will appear in the next statement, which is usually issued in mid-May.
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