The GMC has recently helpfully clarified an issue which the Faculty has been addressing for some time. The GMC stated in April 2011 that doctors who are in specialty training, or enter specialty training by 31 October 2013, will be able to have any valid passes in previously approved professional examinations counted towards a CCT, even if they were obtained outside approved training.
This means there will be no need for doctors, who have passed the Diploma in Occupational Medicine within five years of entering specialty training, to take the Part 1 MFOM examination. This is under the current MFOM regulations. The GMC is still consulting on how long the examination passes are valid for and also the number of attempts a candidate can have.