MRCP(UK) delivers the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES) with the help of examiners, hosts, administrators, patients, surrogates and many others. MRCP(UK) produces a range of resources to assist all those involved in PACES. This section provides information on a variety of subjects from how to become an examiner to what happens on the examination day. If you are unable to find the information you require please contact us.
Code of conduct
In order to ensure that ensure that PACES and its examiners maintain the highest standards, PACES Examiners are expected to follow the MRCP(UK) Code of Conduct for PACES Examiners:
MRCP(UK) Code of Conduct for PACES Examiners
The Code is complemented by the MRCP(UK) PACES Examiner Misconduct Policy which explains how MRCP(UK) will act on any allegation of examiner misconduct:
Misconduct Policy for PACES Examiners
Guidance for PACES Examiners
Regularly updated guidance for all PACES examiners, including hosts and chairs of PACES is provided by the Examiner Omnibus.
Chairman's letter for all PACES Examiners
After every diet of the exam the Clinical Examining Board reviews performance and maps out the future development of the exam. We like to keep all Examiners informed of recent events and explain some of the changes which will be introduced. To find out more download a copy of the most recent Chairman's letter:
Chairman's Letter and Hot Topics
Changes to PACES
PACES is continually evolving, we will keep everyone informed about the changes and how they may effect both examiners and trainees.
Further information about the changes to PACES can be found on the PACES Changes page.