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Sub-specialties

A doctor can have sub-specialty training indicated against their name in the Specialist Register along with the main CCT specialty if they can satisfy us that they have satisfactorily completed a sub-specialty training that we've approved.

Approved sub-specialities

View the list of approved specialty and sub-specialty curricula that lead to the award of a CCT.

Updating the list of approved sub-specialties

Currently, we do not recognise new sub-specialties. However, if a sub-specialty that we recognise is no longer needed, the relevant medical royal college or faculty can apply to us and we can remove it from the recognised list.

Read our guidance on approving and decommissioning sub-specialty curricula and assessment systems and training programmes.

Other useful information

After consultation with key interest groups, we’ve published a position paper on Improving the National Consistency and Approval of Sub-Specialty Training Programmes. View the position paper.