General Medical Council
Regulating doctors, ensuring good medical practice
All doctors pay a fee to register with the General Medical Council (GMC), and an annual retention fee (ARF) to remain on the GMC's Register. We also charge fees for administering the PLAB test, and for specialist or GP registration applications.
You can read more about our plans and how we use your fee in, How we'll protect patients in 2014.
For more information on the fees effective from 1 April 2014 please see our press release.
You can find further information on:
1 This includes a non-refundable scrutiny fee should your application be refused, closed or withdrawn.
2 Doctors whose gross annual worldwide income from all sources is below the specified income threshold may be entitled to a 50% discount on the value of their annual retention fee. Further information can be found on our income discount page.
3 The fee for provisional registration is for a two year period.
4 A restoration fee is charged to doctors restoring to the Register following administrative erasure.
5 From 25 June 2014 European doctors granted registration without a licence due to insufficient evidence that they have the necessary knowledge of English language to practise safely in the UK, will receive a refund of the licence part of their fee.
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