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MRCGP regulations: Revision history and resources

Revision history

Version 1.0 - August 2007

  • Written by examinations team
  • New regulations

Version 2.0 - December 2018

  • Written by examinations team
  • Updates to regulations

Version 3.0 - August 2023

  • Written by examination team
  • Introduction of revision history
  • Full review of language and item ordering to increase accessibility for all users.
  • Sections 4, 5, 11, 12, 13 and 15 have been updated to include details of the Simulated Consultation Assessment (SCA).
  • 3.4 - New clause to clarify the need to apply for CEGPR when the AKT or SCA is passed outside of training.
  • Section 4 - confirms the established position, from the introduction of the RCA, that examination of clinical skills is assessed solely within WPBA.
  • Section 5 - Eligibility:

    5.2 - New clause to clarify position on trainees taking the SCA or AKT whilst out of training, specifically those who plan to return e.g. trainees on sabbatical, maternity, or sick leave.

    5.5 and 5.6 - updated clauses that allow trainees entering GP Specialty training on or after 2 August 2023, a maximum of six attempts at both the AKT and SCA. There is no change for eligibility for any trainee who is currently in training.

    5.18 and 5.19 - updated clauses to detail the new reservation process, which is introduced in addition to the current booking process.

    5.20 - new clause to specify the location of the SCA, and the responsibility of the trainee to secure a suitable location for their SCA examination.

  • Section 7 - Cancellations and refunds - updated to reflect policy changes since 2018.

  • Section 8 - Reasonable adjustments - updated to reflect policy changes. Trainees can now apply once for reasonable adjustments and have these applied to all subsequent sittings of the same component. 

    Timeframes for submission and approval of reasonable adjustments have been updated.

  • 10.3 - New clause to restate pregnant trainees may request reasonable adjustments.

  • Section 16 - Feedback/complaints/appeals - updated to reflect policy changes since 2018.
  • Removal of expired CSA information where appropriate.
  • Transition section removed.

Review date: August 2024 and then annually thereafter.

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