Registration of Medical Practitioners
The Specialist Register was established in 1998 to provide for specialist registration of registered medical practitioners qualified in various specialties. A registered medical practitioner may apply to the Medical Council for inclusion of his / her name in the Specialist Register under a particular specialty if he / she:-
Currently, there are 61 specialties in the Specialist Register.
Only medical practitioners on the Specialist Register are recognised as specialists, and can use the title “specialist in a specialty”. A specialist can claim himself as a specialist only in the specialty under which he / she is included in the Specialist Register but not other specialists.