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Statistics and annual reports

This section gives statistics on our specialist registration work.

To give greater visibility of our work, we have put together statistics showing how many applications we have dealt with in each of the medical and surgical specialties. The statistics include the period September 2005 to March 2010 when this work was undertaken by the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB).

In this section you can see figures for all the certificates issued by the Specialist Applications Team since September 2005, broken down by certificate type and specialty. The figures are updated quarterly.

Certificates of Completion of Training (CCT)

CCT are issued to doctors who complete a full GMC-approved specialty training programme.

Current trainees or employers may wish to look at these statistics for information on the number of trainees completing training in different specialties.

Read more about CCT.

Certificates of Eligibility

Certificates of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) and Certificates of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR) are issued to specialists and GPs who have not completed a GMC approved programme but are able to demonstrate that they meet our requirements particular to their specialty, training, qualifications and experience.

We have produced these figures as we understand that an application for a CESR or a CEGPR can be a daunting prospect and applicants will look to get as much information as possible before committing to what is often a time consuming and complex process. However, if you are seeking to assess the likelihood of success for a particular application, you should interpret these numbers with caution.

The process of applying for a CESR or a CEGPR is a unique experience for each applicant. Success depends on your previous experience, the level and availability of the evidence you are able to provide, your willingness to engage with the process and whether your referees are able to provide the information we need.

Read more about CESR and CEGPR.

Annual reports

We have produced annual reports for 2013 onwards, which give an overview of the key themes for applications to the Specialist and GP Registers: