GMC fees frozen or cut
We have frozen the annual retention fee paid by all doctors for 2011/12, cut the fees paid by those recently qualified, cut certification fees and enabled more doctors on lower incomes to claim a discount.
The detail of GMC fee changes, most of which will apply from April 2011, are set out below:
- annual retention fee: £420 (no change)
- provisional registration fee: £100 (reduced from £145)
- first year of full registration for newly qualified doctors: £210 (reduced from £420)
- income discount for doctors with total annual income from all sources below £26,000: £210 (threshold raised from £22,190)
- fee for CCT: £500 (reduced by £305, new fee applies from 9/12/2010)
- fee for CESR/CEGPR: £1,600 (reduced by £305, new fee applies from 9/12/2010).
The changes were agreed by the GMC’s Council in recognition of the challenging financial circumstances many doctors face. They have been made possible by efficiency savings of between 3-5% across the organisation.
‘We understand that these are difficult times for doctors, especially for those who have recently qualified and have large student debts,’ said Professor Sir Peter Rubin, Chair of the GMC. ‘We need to provide value for money and, as far as we can, control our costs. Looking ahead, we will do everything we can to keep fees to a minimum while continuing to help improve standards and protect patients.’
Visit our pages on registration fees for more information.