GMC Portfolio Pathway (previously known as CESR):
This pathway is for doctors who haven’t completed a GMC approved programme of training. From 30th November 2023 there will be a change to the evidence doctors need to provide when they’re applying for specialist or GP registration. Please note that this route is only open to doctors.
Information on current applications:
Currently (till 30th November 2023), applicants need to demonstrate that their training or qualifications or both are equivalent to a CCT (the qualification awarded at the end of a UK approved training programme) in order to succeed in their application. The Specialty Specific Guidance is available at: Specialty specific guidance for CESR and CEGPR - GMC (gmc-uk.org)
Information on applications from 30th November:
From 30 November 2023, doctors applying for specialist registration via the CESR pathways will need to provide evidence that they have the knowledge, skills and experience required to practise as a specialist in the UK.
Information on these changes is available at Changes to how doctors demonstrate the standard required for specialist and GP registration - GMC (gmc-uk.org)
The Public Health Specialty Guidance to reflect the change to knowledge, skills and experience and the subsequent evidential and structural requirements is available at Updated specialty specific guidance - GMC (gmc-uk.org). Applicants must familiarise themselves of there requirements.
- The Faculty of Public Health Curriculum
- Mapping Matrix
- Activity Summary Sheet
- Log of Health Protection Reactive Work
GMC Portfolio Pathway Assessors
If you are interested in becoming a Assessor for the Faculty, please click here for further information.
UKPHR Specialist Registration by Portfolio Assessment
For those who come from a non-medical background please refer to the UKPHR Specialist Registration by Portfolio Assessment here: https://ukphr.org/5-specialist-registration-by-portfolio-assessment/
Please note that this process is overseen by UK Public Health Register. Please send your queries to UKPHR.
COMBINED PROGRAMME (CP)
Some trainees wish to join an approved specialist training programme having previously undertaken training or gained experience in posts that weren’t prospectively approved by the GMC. The combined programme provides a pathway through which this previous experience can be recognised and lead to less than the indicative training time spent in an approved programme. Please note that applicants from both medical and non-medical background can apply for CP.
Please see the Faculty’s guidance including the eligibility criteria on Combined Programme.
GMC Portfolio Pathway Workshop, January 8 at 9:30am
Thinking of applying for specialist registration via updated GMC Portfolio Pathway (previously known as CESR) and would like to get a better understanding of the application process or where to begin?
The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is here to help! Our GMC Portfolio Pathway workshop gives you the chance to find out about our new guidance to complete your application in line with GMC guidance in an open, friendly environment. The new guidance can be found here.
Applying for the Portfolio Pathway is a complicated process and where applicants are unsuccessful, it’s often because they have not provided all the required evidence to show their skills, experience and knowledge in order to meet the FPH and GMC criteria.
By attending you will:
- Familiarise yourself with Faculty Guidance
- Get expert guidance and practical tips on completing the application process including the types of required documentation
- Have your questions answered by FPH
- Gain understanding of the common reasons for unsuccessful applications and how to overcome them
To register your interest of if you have any questions regarding the session, please email email@example.com
Please note that the GMC Portfolio Pathway is open to Doctors only.