Registration status of European doctors won't change after Brexit

The UK is leaving the European Union but the way we register doctors won't change.

Charlie Massey, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council said:

 ‘European doctors make a vital contribution to our health service and systems are in place to ensure they can continue to do so in the years to come.

‘The registration status of any doctor already holding provisional or full registration in the UK won’t change due to Brexit. Any new applicants from the European Economic Area will be able to join the register in the same way throughout the transition period.

‘It is crucial that doctors are not deterred from practising here and as a regulator we will do all we can to support the retention and flow of doctors into the UK.’