The GMC’s actions include:
- Hosting of the portfolio submission: When an applicant registers to start an application via the Portfolio Pathway route they are able to securely upload their portfolio of evidence to the dedicated area of GMC Connect. When ready candidates will submit the evidence they have uploaded to the GMC for processing.
- Conducting initial checks of the applicant’s portfolio: Once the GMC have received an application, the applicant is allocated a GMC advisor who conducts preliminary checks, this includes confirming suitability of certificates, qualifications, validation.
- Submission to the relevant College or training body: The FSRH are notified that an application has been made and provided with an estimated upload date. Once checks are completed, the application is sent to and evaluated by FSRH assessors against the specialty curriculum. The time frame for this is 39 working days.
- Grant outcome: Once FSRH have reviewed the portfolio, it submits a recommendation to the GMC of acceptance or rejection. The GMC review and then grant either an ‘Accepted’ or ‘Rejected’ outcome. If rejected, clear recommendations are made for resubmission.