Statement of Participation

At the end of each 12 month period, professional competence schemes will issue a Statement of Participation to all enrolled doctors.  In general, this will be available for doctors in May each year.  It sets out the activity which a doctor has accrued in that twelve month period, as well as the previous four year.  It will also reference whether or not the activities accrued have been verified by the postgraduate training body.  In this way, it will allow the doctor and the Medical Council to ensure that targets for CPD and Clinical Audit activity are being met.

A Statement of Participationis is the only document which should be submitted to the Medical Council if a doctor is requested to participate in a Maintenance of Professional Competence Audit.

Example Statements of Participation from recognised Postgraduate Training Bodies are available to view here:

This document is key because it is supporting evidence of participation in a professional competence scheme and maintenance of professional competence.   It should be retained as the Medical Council will be requesting some doctors to validate declaration made about their maintenance of professional competence through submission of supporting evidence.  Statements of Participation issued by recognised postgraduate training bodies include the Medical Council’s professional competence logo belowProfessional Competence logo