If you have been training in another specialty and would like to transfer to a GP training programme, you may be eligible to apply for a reduction in the duration of your GP Training under the Accreditation Competencies Framework (ATCF)

If you are interested in the ATCF scheme, you must apply through the GP recruitment and selection process via Oriel and you must ensure you indicate you would like to be considered as an ATCF candidate on your application.

Applicants cannot be considered retrospectively for a reduction in training time through the ATCF.

Please note that if successful in this application, you will be able to omit a 6 month or 4 month post (depending on your rotation). The posts omitted will be one of those AFTER you first ARCP, which is held at 6 months. It will usually be the last post in ST2, unless this is GP, in which case it will be an earlier post in ST2. Please bear this in mind when considering your rotation choices as rotations cannot be changed at a later date without statutory reasons.

Please see the ATCF FAQs page for more information on the process.

Further information on eligibility criteria for the ATCF scheme can be found on the RCGP website.

Further information can also be found on COGPED