Trainee news

TOTUM is the new name for the NUS Extra card

Trainees registered with the Royal College of Pathologists can apply to buy a TOTUM card for up to three years which offers a range of discounts at a number of high street and online retailers. Further details can be found here.

Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST)

The National School for Healthcare Science (NSHCS) and the Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education (MAHSE) have both published Handbooks about the HSST programme for Clinical Scientists.  Please see the relevant specialty HSST pages for more information.

A joint statement from The Royal College of Pathologists, NSHCS and MAHSE has also been published outlining the informal agreements made so far with regard to the FRCPath, DClinSci and the ICS Project.

CCT application timescales

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.

A Charter for Postgraduate Medical Training: The Value of the Doctor in Training

In March 2014, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges launched The Value of the Doctor in Training. This Charter has been developed by the Academy Trainee Doctors' Group as part of the Shape of Training Review and in line with its aims. It defines the guiding principles for the delivery of and participation in medical training across the four nations of the United Kingdom, building on the Charter for Medical Training, developed by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.