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CESR registration

The application process when choosing the CESR (Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration) route.


As of 30 November 2023, the standard for a CESR in the CCT specialty of clinical oncology will change. We will be moving towards focusing on Knowledge, Skills and Experience (KSE) needed for practising as an eligible specialist in the United Kingdom. The updated Specialty Specific Guidance (SSG) will be published before the changes come into effect on 30 November. The GMC has further information on the changes to specialist registration via a CESR.

The standard for a CESR in a non-CCT specialty will remain unchanged.

If you submitted your application for a CESR in the CCT specialty of clinical oncology before 30 November, it will be assessed using the current standard and specialty guidance. Applications submitted on or after 30 November will be assessed using the new standard and speciality guidance.

CESR application process

Please note that in providing you with any advice and guidance in respect of your CESR application, the RCR cannot give guarantees or opinions as to the likelihood of your application being successful, nor can any such advice guarantee success in any application.

How to apply

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