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

If you are eligible for direct entry onto the Specialist or GP Registers, you should apply for this when you apply for full registration with a licence to practise.

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're an EEA national and you qualified in an EEA member state, please read our EEA qualifications to see what evidence you'll need to send us.

If the title of your specialist qualification is not listed for the UK and the EEA country where it was awarded in Annex V of the Directive on Recognition of Professional Qualifications, you may still be eligible to apply for specialist registration.

Am I eligible for GP registration?

If you're an EEA national and qualified in an EEA member state, please read our EEA qualifications to see what evidence you'll need to send us.

If the title of your GP qualifications does not appear in Annex V of the Directive on Recognition of Professional Qualifications, you may still be eligible to apply for GP registration.

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.