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Message from the Medical Council – April 2021

The Medical Council wish to bring the following information to all PCS enrolled doctor.   Please be aware that when renewing your registration with the Medical Council you will be required to complete the Maintenance of Professional Competence declaration contained in Question 1 of the Annual Retention Application Form which will go live on Tuesday 18th May 2021. 


Doctors on the General, Supervised or Specialist Division of the Irish Medical Council register will be required to declare that they:

  • are enrolled in a Professional Competence Scheme for the 2021/22 year (doctors must have enrolled by 1 August); AND
  • have achieved the annual minimum CPD requirements for the 2020/21 year (this was reduced to 25 CPD credits for the 2020/21 year in light of the protracted COVID-19 pandemic).

If you have not achieved the minimum CPD requirements for the PCS Year 1st May 2020 – 30th April 2021 (25 CPD credits), we encourage you to declare this in your Annual Retention Application Form by ticking ‘NO’


If you tick ‘YES’, this indicates to the Medical Council that you have recorded the required 25 CPD credits in any CPD category for the 2020/21 year.


If you mislead the Medical Council by making an inaccurate declaration about your maintenance of professional competence, this may result in a complaint being made against you.


Please click the following link for further details: