Delays to issuing PACES results and MRCP(UK) Diplomas

25 Mar 2020

Due to the UK government’s guidance that was announced on 23 March against all but essential travel due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there will unfortunately be a delay to the uploading of PACES results to candidates ‘MyMRCP’ online accounts as the process requires our staff to physically scan results into equipment based in the offices.

Additionally, we regretfully advise that for similar reasons this will also impact on the issuing of MRCP(UK) diplomas by the three Royal Colleges of Physicians and the Federation to candidates. In the interim, we will continue to process forms of faith and candidates can request a verification letter which we are able to produce without the need for staff to access offices. Please email the relevant Royal College, including your RCP code or GMC number, to request this.

We understand that these delays will be of concern to many candidates. We are duty bound to adhere to these latest instructions and ensure the safety of our staff, their families and the wider public. We will continue to monitor UK government advice and will respond should the situation change to enable the uploading of PACES results and to issue MRCP(UK) diplomas as soon as is possible.

For candidates in UK training programmes, JRCPTB has produced guidance on recognition of training progression here.