When a trainee has satisfactorily completed specialty training for general practice, and is competent to enter independent practice in the United Kingdom without further supervision they will be issued with a certificate of completion of training (CCT) and full Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP).
To achieve MRCGP trainees must complete an Applied Knowledge Test (AKT), a Recorded Consultation Assessment (RCA) and Workplace Based Assessment (WPBA). Each of the components test different competences using validated assessment methods. Together the components cover the spectrum of knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes defined by the GP Speciality Training curriculum.
The following pages offer a quick guide to some of the important aspects but cannot replace the information offered by the RCGP.