Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration - Combined Programme (CESR (CP))

Doctors who have previous training from outside a GMC (General Medical Council) approved programme and have not obtained the EU minimum time in GMC approved posts (currently four years) may combine this training with a run-through specialist training programme for the CESR (CP).
Last modified
2 July 2020

About CESR (CP)

This refers to those who complete a paediatric training programme but have not completed the minimum training time in GMC approved training posts. If you complete at least four years in a training programme and are awarded an ARCP outcome 6, you will be recommended for a CCT.

The only legal requirement to be a consultant in the NHS is to be on the GMC's Specialist Register. This will list your name and date of registration, but not how you got on the Register, ie that you have a CESR (CP).

Who will complete through CESR (CP)?

For information on whether you are CESR (CP) or not, please review the GMC website.

What happens next?

If you are following the CESR (CP) route, you will be asked to submit evidence in support of your previous training (outside GMC-approved training posts). This is the documentation that is usually submitted at time of ST interview and should include evidence of satisfactory performance in the previous posts.

Apart from this required documentation, the CESR (CP) application route for Specialist Registration is the same as for those eligible for a CCT. Please view our CCT & CESR (CP) application page for guidance.

For more information about CESR (CP) please see the GMC website.

If you have any queries, please contact the Training Services team on training.services@rcpch.ac.uk.