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RCGP apologises to trainees after chaotic introduction of MRCGP equality reforms


GP trainers could have told the RCGP that their trainees who started in August as registrars would not be ready to sit the £1600 CSA licensing exam until Feb. No brainer intake for the November and December sittings would be low. Historically the Jan-March sitting took the brunt of over 1000 GP registrars sitting CSA. To run out of places for the Feb sitting in a matter of days and before the closing date for applications November 24, is poor planning. I hope the RCGP open up emergency extra Feb dates as those who are forced to sit in March may not get their results in time to reapply for an April/May sitting if needed. Timing is crucial for registrars who are anxious to get their CSA, complete their eportfolio assessment and get their CCT. They only have a year to do it all at great financial cost to them and their young families. And no GP trainer that I know would have advised their registrar to sit in November or December. Their reputation is also on the line as a GP trainer with their respective deaneries. Safe bet it was always going to be a Feb sitting for the majority.

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19 Nov 2014

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