What if I also want to apply for specialist or GP registration?

If you are eligible for entry onto the Specialist or GP Registers because you hold a Relevant European Specialist or GP qualification you should apply for this when you apply for full registration with a licence to practise.

You’ll need to have your Relevant European Specialist or GP qualification independently verified before we can grant registration. Read about what this means for you.

Am I eligible for specialist registration?

If you want to work as a substantive, fixed-term honorary consultant in the NHS, you must hold both full and specialist registration with a licence to practise. If you want to work as a specialist outside the NHS, your employer will need to decide if you must hold specialist registration.

If you are eligible for entry onto the Specialist Register because you hold a Relevant European Specialist qualification, please check our evidence of qualifications pages to see what evidence you'll need to send us.

Am I eligible for GP registration?

If you are eligible for entry onto the GP Register because you hold a Relevant European GP qualification, please check our evidence of qualifications pages to see what evidence you'll need to send us.

To work as a GP in the UK, your name must also appear on a medical performers list. Please see our guidance on the GP Register for further information.

My specialist or GP qualification is not a Relevant European Qualification

If you hold a specialist or GP qualification which is not a Relevant European Qualification, you will need to apply for entry onto the Specialist or GP register through our CESR or CEGPR routes. You can do this later or apply for full registration with a CESR or CEGPR at the same time. Please see our guidance for further information.