GMC Registration Enquiries

The General Medical Council's role is to protect patients and improve medical education across the UK.

What do the GMC do as part of their role?

  • Decide which doctors are qualified to work in the UK
  • Oversee UK medical education and training
  • Set the standards doctors need to follow throughout their careers
  • Where necessary, take action to prevent a doctor from putting the safety of patients, or the public's confidence in doctors, at risk.

 

What is provisional registration?

Provisional registration with a licence to practise allows you to take part in an approved Foundation Year 1 (F1) Programme in the UK. Information about provisional registration can be found on the GMC's website here. If you will obtain provisional registration with the GMC and meet the essential criteria of the person specification you can apply for the two-year foundation programme. The criteria and guidance for the two-year  foundation programme commencing in August 2020 will be published in June 2019.

 

What is full registration?

Doctors need full registration with a licence to practise to either move on to the second year of the Foundation Programme (F2) in an approved training programme, or to work in unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or UK private practice. Information about full registration can be found on the GMC's website here. If you will obtain full registration with the GMC and meet the essential criteria of the person specification, you can apply for stand-alone programmes. The guidance criteria and guidance for stand-alone programmes commencing in August 2019 will be published in October 2018.

 

How do I know which registration to apply for?

We would advise you to use the GMC's online applicant registration tool to identify the correct application for you and provide you guidance on the steps you need to take. Please click here to use the tool.