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Notice for all medical practitioners wishing to commence training posts on 10th January 2011

The majority of applications received for trainee specialist registration, for posts commencing in January 2010, have been processed and a Certificate of Registration issued.

There is a small number of applications for posts which are not listed and the Medical Council is consulting with the HSE regarding those posts. The Medical Council will process all remaining applications received as soon as possible.

If your training post ended on 9th Janaury 2011 and a new training post has not been proposed to the Medical Council by the HSE Medical Education, Training and Research (METR) Office starting on or after 10th January 2011, then a certificate of registration in the General Division will issue to you within 14 days.  Please note your registration details will appear on the Council’s website. Where a training post has been proposed by METR your application is being processed and you should receive your Certificate of Registration shortly.

If you have not yet applied for trainee specialist registration and you do not hold general registration, you should not commence in your new post until your registration has been confirmed. You should apply immediately, using the Form TSR1, which is available from Medical Manpower in the hospital where you are due to take up your new post.

Doctors who hold general registration and are practising in recognised training posts are obliged also to apply to transfer their name to the Trainee Specialist Division, using the same Form TSR1. They may, however, practise in the training post while awaiting the outcome of their application for trainee specialist registration.