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Retrospective granting of CCT to doctors granted a CESR through the combined programme

This guide is for doctors who have previously been granted a CESR under the combined programme, who want to request a CCT retrospectively, and who have trained in approved UK training posts for the minimum number of years required for their specialty.

The combined programme is for doctors who have either trained in non-approved post(s), or who entered an approved training programme above the first year, and then completed the rest of the programme, and demonstrated the curricula competencies.

You can not apply to be retrospectively granted a CCT in place of a CESR if:

  • you used the CESR/CEGPR route to specialist/GP registration.
  • you trained in the UK for less than the reguired minimum number of years (this includes doctors with a CEGPR issued through the combined programme)
Why read this guide?
To find out how to request a CCT retrospectively, in place of a CESR issued through the combined programme route to specialist registration. If you are eligible, it is up to you to decide whether you wish to ask for your CESR to be converted to a CCT. There is no requirement for you to do so.
Next steps
If you want to request a retrospective grant of a CCT, you should check your eligibility first and then send us an email request.