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Unsuccessful CESR or CEGPR applicants - reviews and appeals

This page is to help doctors whose applications for specialist or GP registration have been unsuccessful.

Reviews

A review application is a request for us to reconsider our decision not to grant your CESR or CEGPR application.

You can apply for a review within 12 months of receiving our decision on your application if:

  • You have additional relevant documentary evidence that addresses the shortfalls set out in our decision that you have not previously submitted

Or

  • You have completed the top-up training set out in our decision

Or

  • You consider that there has been a procedural error or other unfairness in the way we have processed your application or made our decision.

    A procedural error could include where you consider we have not complied with legislation, have deviated from the correct procedure, or where we have overlooked or wrongly assessed evidence.

Read guidance on how to apply for a review.

Reassessment of an application under the General System of assessment

A reassessment application is a request for us to reconsider our decision not to grant your CESR or CEGPR application for entry onto the specialist or GP register which was considered through the General System of assessment.

You can apply for a reassessment within three years of receiving our decisions on your application if:

  • You have additional relevant documentary evidence that addresses the shortfalls set out in our decision (recommended adaptation period) that you have not previously submitted.

Or

  • You have completed the top-up training set out in our decision.

Or

  • You consider that there has been a procedural error or other unfairness in the way we have processed your application or made our decision.

Read our guidance on how to apply for a reassessment.





Appeals

You may have a right to appeal our decision on your application, or our failure to provide a decision, under very specific circumstances.

You can choose between:

  • A written appeal
  • An oral appeal

Appeals are handled by the Appeals team, who are not involved in making decisions relating to entry to the Specialist or GP register.

There are strict time limits placed on appeals. You can appeal within 28 days of receiving our decision.

Read guidance on appeals.

Unsuccessful CEGPR (AP) applicants

If you have been unsuccessful in your application for a CEGPR through the CEGPR (AP) application type, you are not eligible for a review or a reapplication. You may apply for a CEGPR or you have the right to appeal.

Read guidance on how to apply for a CEGPR.

Read guidance on appeals.