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New Assessors wanted for CESR applications

We are recruiting more consultants to assess applicants who wish to have their name entered on to the Specialist Register through the equivalence route. This involves reviewing applications from doctors both from the UK and abroad to determine whether their training and subsequent experience is equivalent to that of a recently successful CCT candidate. The

EEA Doctors

EU countries The EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK. The European Economic Area (EEA) The EEA includes EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.


Trainees who achieve the entire programme competencies in GMC-approved posts are eligible to apply for entry onto the UK Specialist Register via a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). The Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (Combined Programme) or CESR (CP) is equivalent to the CCT and certifies that the recipient is eligible for entry onto

Certification of Training and Specialist Training

The RCOphth is responsible for recommending doctors to the General Medical Council (GMC) for inclusion on the Specialist Register. It is a legal requirement to be entered on the Specialist Register before taking up a consultant post in the NHS. There are three routes to specialist registration: CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) – please

Regional Education Advisors

Regional Education Advisors (REA) are The College’s senior representatives promoting excellence in education for:   Ophthalmologists at all stages in their careers and across all their roles Non-medical Ophthalmic Professionals Students, trainees and specialists from other specialties learning about Eye Care They lead the College’s Regional Team responsible for facilitating and overseeing the cascade and