Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration
Dear Members of the College
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has set up
a forum of psychiatrists from all specialties to assist with the
assessment of CESR applications. However, we are still looking to
recruit more evaluators to relieve current pressure on existing
members particularly in the specialty of general psychiatry and
Psychiatry of Learning disablity and Old Age Psychiatry.
The College’s role is to assess individual
applications for Specialist Registration in Psychiatry. The College
works closely with the General Medical Council to ensure that a
robust system of assessment is established for all applicants who
apply for specialist registration under this route.
The evaluator’s role is to assess applicants’
qualifications, training and experience according to criteria
outlined in the Advanced College Curriculum's to determine whether
the applicant meets the criteria specified by the GMC and the
College, and to further determine whether their competencies are
equivalent both in clinical and theoretical content to those of a
UK holder of the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in
- An honorarium of £100 redeemable towards the price of College
books, CPD, conferences, training and memorabilia and £100
in Marks and Spencers vouchers – per application
- Up to 5 CPD hours per year
The GMC has set strict deadlines which the
College must adhere to under the current arrangements within the
Service Level Agreement. If these are not met the College will
incur financial penalties.
We therefore need evaluators, who are
reliable, IT competent, comfortable to work with complex documents
on screen and be able to devote 4 to 5 hours (or more) per
application. All applications are sent to evaluators via email or a
hard copy if requested.
A training day has be scheduled on
28 June 2013
which will demonstrate procedures for assessing CESR applications
and provide examples of a robust assessment criteria.
If you would be interested in offering your
services to assist the College please refer to the evaluator remit,
for eligibility requirements and complete the application form.
Dr H Bruce
Associate Dean for
Miss L Hartley
Royal College of Psychiatrists,
17 Belgrave Square
Tel: 020 7235 2351 x 6139
Fax: 020 7234 7976
Page Last updated: May 2012