As of 30 November 2023, the standard for a CESR in the CCT specialty of clinical radiology will change. We will be moving towards focusing on Knowledge, Skills and Experience (KSE) needed for practising as an eligible specialist in the United Kingdom. The updated Specialty Specific Guidance (SSG) will be published before the changes come into effect on 30 November. The GMC has further information on the changes to specialist registration via a CESR. The standard for a CESR in a non-CCT specialty will remain unchanged.
If you submitted your application for a CESR in the CCT specialty of clinical radiology before 30 November, it will be assessed using the current standard and specialty guidance. Applications submitted on or after 30 November will be assessed using the new standard and speciality guidance.
In providing you with advice and guidance in respect of your CESR application, we cannot give guarantees or opinions as to the likelihood of your application being successful, nor can any such advice guarantee success in any application.
Doctors must be registered on the GMC’s Specialist Register to take up a substantive (permanent), fixed-term, or honorary NHS consultant post. If you haven't completed training in the UK or don't have an acceptable EEA or Swiss qualification (see below), you should apply for a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) to obtain specialist registration. Please see below for information about the CESR processes.
How to apply
Clinical Radiology Specialty Specific Guidance (SSG)
This guidance is to help doctors who are applying for entry onto the Specialist Register via the Portfolio pathway in clinical radiology.
Full with Specialist or GP registration
For doctors who hold a relevant European Specialist or GP qualification.
Information for doctors about Brexit
Now the Brexit transition period has ended, the registration process for some doctors with non-UK qualifications has changed. This follows the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
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