How to get your CCT – as a GP with RCGP First5 lead Jodie Blackadder-Weinstein

Watch this video if you want to know all the steps and processes you need to follow to get your CCT – with current RCGP First5 lead – Jodie Blackadder-Weinstein

In this video, we cover sorting out your GMC allocations, ARCP, what an outcome 6 is, performer list issues, indemnity, and networks after finishing including supporting organisations.

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CCTing… What you need to know and do.

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GMC

You should get an email from the GMC approx. 3-6 months before you are due to CCT inviting you to make sure all your details are up to date, including your email address. Check it!

Once your final ARCP is completed and you get an Outcome 6, you will be contacted by RCGP/or via eportfolio to click ‘apply for CCT’ and you will be guided through the process. Remember you need to pay your fee to the GMC to be added to the GP register (£399, currently being reviewed)
https://www.gmc-uk.org/registration-and-licensing/managing-your-registration/fees-and-funding

Performers list

Make sure you are on the performers list and clarify your region’s requirements to update the record from ‘registrar’ to ‘GP salaried/partner/locum etc’. If you are moving areas, there are notification forms on the website.
https://www.performer.england.nhs.uk/

Indemnity

Make sure you update your indemnity provider with your changing work details (with dates) and continue to do so.

Pensions and Financial Advice

Consider your finances, and what and how you are earning will likely change on CCTing. Ask around for accountants and financial advisors that colleagues use, and consider income protection.
Watch our video on Money advice for GP locums, salaried and partners – https://youtu.be/XhCE8xZlFmI

Networks

Get in touch with your local First5 network. Almost every faculty is holding an AiT/First5 ‘Life after VTS’ and ‘Welcome to the faculty’ event over the next 12 months, currently available dates here:
https://www.rcgp.org.uk/learning/events-search-results.aspx?k=first5
Find out who your reps are here:
https://www.rcgp.org.uk/first5
Find out about and get involved in your local medical committee here:
https://www.bma.org.uk/about-us/how-we-work/local-representation/local-medical-committees/lmcs-in-england

Need some support?

CCTing is a time of change and can be overwhelming. You are not on your own. A list of support and wellbeing facilities can be found here:
https://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/practice/gp-wellbeing/wellbeing-help.aspx

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