How we update the register

Medical schools and postgraduate training organisations must maintain their list of approved and recognised trainers through our secure portal, GMC Connect. Once the details are submitted, the doctor's record on the medical register will update the next working day.

If you are a registered doctor, and your record on the medical register does not show your trainer role, please contact your medical school or postgraduate training organisation to ask that they submit your details on GMC Connect.

Our implementation plan

Recognising and approving trainers: the implementation plan

We evaluate the implementation plan by speaking to medical schools, postgraduate bodies and trainers about their experiences. If you would like further information, please email us.

If opportunities for regulatory reform become available, we will seek legislation that gives us greater scope and flexibility around trainer approvals. This would allow us to align our responsibilities for trainers across each stage of medical education and across different areas of medical training.