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Table 1 Divisions of the Register of Medical Practitioners

From: Doctors’ maintenance of professional competence: a qualitative study informed by the theory of planned behaviour

Division Registrants
General division Medical practitioners who have not completed specialist training and do not occupy a postgraduate training post. Nineteen per cent of doctors in this division are General Practitioners.
Specialist division Medical practitioners who have completed specialist training recognised by the Medical Council and can practise independently as a specialist. Thirty-nine per cent of doctors in this division are General Practitioners.
Supervised division Medical practitioners who have been offered a post that has been approved by the national health service executive, which has specific supervisory arrangements.
Trainee specialist division Trainee specialist registration is specifically for medical practitioners who practise in individually numbered, identifiable postgraduate training posts.