Enrolment with the JCST
All trainees must register with the ISCP and enrol with the JCST*; these are two separate processes.
* Gold Guide (2010 edition), section 2.10 which relates to roles and responsibilities of Royal Colleges/ Faculties.
At the start of their training, all MMC trainees must complete a Form R provided by through their deanery, which establishes them as a postgraduate specialty trainee. This form includes basic personal information, but it is also necessary to indicate the surgical specialty (or core surgical training if appropriate), as well as the ST/CT level (i.e ST1/CT1, ST2/CT2, etc). Although the form does not explicitly ask for this information, it is important to include it. If a trainee has been allocated a training number, this should also be included on the form (see the Gold Guide for more information on the allocation and construction of training numbers).
The deanery will forward the completed and signed Form Rs to the JCST office, directed either to the main secretariat (for ST1/CT1 and ST2/CT2) or to the specific SAC (for ST3 onwards). Once this is received by the JCST, each trainee will receive a request for a CV. Trainees may wish to forward a CV before completing the Form R with the Deanery so that the JCST has them on record.
The JCST will also ensure that each trainee is properly registered with and using the ISCP. Please note that registration with the ISCP does not automatically entitle a trainee to be enrolled with JCST; different information and checks are required.
Once the JCST has received the Form R and the CV, the trainee will be added to a list of enrolments for review by the relevant SAC. After the meeting the JCST will send an acknowledgement letter to the trainee giving further information about their training programme, including instructions for out-of-programme (see section F).
The Gold Guide indicates that for run-through trainees, the Form R must be completed with the Deanery annually. This form will be forwarded by the deanery to the JCST so that we hold up-to-date core information on each trainee.
Page last updated: 15 December 2010