Give up your GMC registration or licence to practise, even if you are going overseas. The Gold Guide stipulates a training number will be withdrawn when a trainee does not hold GMC registration with a licence to practise.
Assume you will get support and endorsement.
Expect the time to count towards your CCT or CESR/CEGPR (combined programme) if you have not submitted your application in time.
Ask for time to count in a post which you have already started (or completed). Legislation states that all specialty training must be approved before the doctor in training starts in the post if it is to count towards the award of a CCT or a CESR/CEGPR (combined programme).
The Gold GuideThe Gold Guide - A Reference Guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK.
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