General Medical Council
Regulating doctors, ensuring good medical practice
30 Mar 2012
We are seeking the views of doctors, employers and all those with an interest in our registration policies on a proposal to limit the length of time for which doctors can hold provisional registration (PR) to three years.
The sole purpose of PR is to allow doctors to take part in foundation year 1 (F1) training. We want to make it clear that doctors should not need to remain provisionally registered indefinitely, and if they are doing so we are keen to understand why.
The proposal allows for the expected duration of the F1 programme, as well as an additional 12 months of training allowed by the deanery plus a further year for contingencies.
See our briefing document (pdf) for more information.
Tell us what you think about the proposal. You will be able to comment online until Friday 18 May 2012.
To view current and forthcoming hearings see the MPTS fitness to practise hearings calendar.
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