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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 the route to specialist registration for doctors appointed above ST1 level to a

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 Advisers

Regional Education Advisers are appointed by the Council to act on behalf of the College. Their responsibilities include: maintaining a College presence in the region being the first point of contact for College Tutors and leading the appointment process promoting high standards of ophthalmology in the region through training, education and research providing information and