Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has agreed that mandatory trainee registration fees are now tax deductible. This means that tax relief can be claimed on any 'trainee registration fee payable by a Specialty Registrar (StR) to a body which recommends StRsto the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council for the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training under section 34L of the Medical Act 1983(2).' Further information and guidance on how to claim relief for fees can be found online at the HMRC website.
The General Medical Council (GMC) has approved the introduction of a limit on the timeframe within which a doctor is able to apply for a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). This limit will be 12 months from the doctor's expected end of training date. Doctors who do not apply for a CCT in time will continue to have the ability to enter the Specialist Register but they will need to do so via the equivalence route of CESR and provide the necessary documentation to confirm their current competence.
Every doctor who is fully registered with a licence to practise from the General Medical Council must revalidate. This includes doctors in specialty training. For further information on revalidation for trainees see the FAQs for doctors in training.