Reasonable adjustments

We work to ensure that that no candidate is disadvantaged in their examinations by virtue of their disability. If you have a disability, we may be able to make reasonable adjustments to your examination(s). Candidates should note that we can only make adjustments to the arrangements, not to the standard, of the assessment.  

Equality Act 2010

You can apply for reasonable adjustments for the following examinations:

  • MRCP(UK) Part 1
  • MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written
  • Specialty Certificate Examinations (SCEs)
  • European Specialty Examinations

Evidence requirements

Specific Learning Difficulties

For candidates with a specific learning difficulty or difficulties, such as dyslexia, you will require a report from a registered chartered educational psychologist or a specialist teacher with a practising certificate, which needs to be undertaken in English after the age of 16. The report should detail the recommended reasonable adjustments for the examination(s).

Other disabilities

For candidates with any other disability or disabilities, you will require written evidence of the disability including the recommended reasonable adjustments for the examination from a medical professional registered with the relevant regulator. All medical evidence must be provided by your registered medical professional (family doctor or treating consultant) and cannot be provided by a relation, friend or colleague.

Any evidence should be on headed note paper and should include the details of the medical professional for verification purposes.

Temporary circumstances

We may be able to make discretionary adjustments to how the examination is delivered for some temporary circumstances, such as broken limbs or pregnancy, and you should complete this form to request these.

However, temporary circumstances that might affect your performance in an examination, such as illness or bereavement, will not be taken into account under this policy. If you need to withdraw from an examination because of such circumstances, please consult our withdrawal regulations.

Applying for reasonable adjustments


  1. Complete the online form here.
  2. We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email and will contact you directly about the application within ten working days.  

Application deadlines

The form must be submitted by the examination application deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.