National Training Number

As you may be aware, the GMC have recently asked all UK deaneries and HEE Local Offices to make changes to the format of NTNs and DRNs in order to enable more accurate recording of training, particularly regarding dual training and sub-specialty training where this applies. The process for this is still being finalised so, in order to ensure that trainees are issued with the most up to date reference numbers, there may be some delay to the issuing of NTNs and DRNs for new trainees. The Royal Colleges are aware of these changes, and new trainees should not require their NTN or DRN in order to register. New reference numbers will be issued via email using the information stored in our training database. If you have not received your reference number by September 2019 then please contact

Please note that currently, the tool used by HEE to generate the NTNs/DRNs does not distinguish CESR CP, non-medical Public Health and Industry pathways and therefore, all higher trainees will be allocated an NTN C for the time being. This means that your NTN is subject to change to the correct suffix in due course once your training pathway has been reviewed and once the tool is further developed. Please contact your specialty team to inform them if you are a CESR CP trainee. If you wish to check these details please refer to the GMC website.

Monday, 5 August, 2019
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