As you know, all doctors registered on the Specialist, General or Supervised Division of the Medical Council Register are required by law to enrol in a Professional Competence Scheme and record sufficient CPD and Audit/Quality Improvement claims to meet their scheme requirements.
While the requirements for recording Professional Competence activities have been adjusted due to the COVID Pandemic, doctors will still be asked to make a declaration about their maintenance of professional competence during the 2022 annual retention process.
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.
3D security on credit card payments in Europe:
It is now a requirement that City and Postcode are contained in an address. When making your renewal, be sure to take the opportunity to review your address to make sure the necessary details are provided before you proceed to the payment.
Online Payments: You may have to enter a passcode, which would be sent to your mobile phone or landline or authenticate your payment in another way, depending on how your credit/debit card issuing bank has implemented security measures
Receipts: When you make an online payment, you will be sent an automated receipt. If you cannot see your receipt in your inbox, check your spam or junk folder
ePortfolio: We will update your ePortfolio for Professional Competence status on the next working day after your payment has been confirmed
Click through the link to your scheme. You will need to log in with your usual RCPI username and password
If you are not sure which scheme you should be renewing for, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute of Medicine General Division Professional Competence Scheme (formerly Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training)
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