MRCP(UK) - Data Protection Statement
All personal information held by the Examinations Departments of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK and the MRCP(UK) Central Office will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act of 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 1998. Any data collected may be exchanged between the Departments of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, deaneries (or their local equivalent for overseas candidates) and the MRCP(UK) Central Office but will not be released elsewhere without your permission. Data will be used for monitoring training, research and statistical analysis, in data comparisons to verify qualifications and to prevent fraudulent activity, and may be retained for this purpose.
Further to the above, trainees’ pass/fail examination results will be transferred to e-portfolio (JRCPTB) for the purpose of monitoring progress during training; this does not apply to any candidate who has not been appointed to a core or higher specialty training programme in the UK.
If you are registered or anticipate being registered with the GMC then your personal data, including data about your exam results, will be passed to the GMC for quality assurance and research purposes and to facilitate the awarding of certificates of completion of training (CCTs).
This will be a two-stage process:
(i) Initially all candidates personal demographic data (i.e. name, date of birth, year and place of graduation, but NOT the exam result) will be passed to the GMC. This is in order for the GMC to obtain the GMC numbers of the candidates who did not have them at the time of their exam. These data will only be used to identify whether a candidate is registered with the GMC and so include the GMC number in the candidate's data record.
(ii)Once a list of candidates who are registered with the GMC has been obtained via step (i), the exam data for only these candidates will be shared with the GMC.
Data from step (i) for candidates who are not registered with the GMC will not be held by the GMC once this exercise is complete.
No exam data will ever be passed to the GMC for candidates who never register with the GMC.
For further information please visit http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/postgraduate/14171.asp