Combined programme application – CESR CP

This guide is for doctors looking to join the Specialist or GP Registers and have:

This applies to you if you have either trained in non-approved post(s), or you entered an approved training programme above the first year, and you then completed the rest of the programme, and demonstrated the curricula competencies.

Please note, if you want to take up a consultant post in the NHS (other than as a locum consultant) you must be on our Specialist Register. And if you want to work as a GP in the UK health services (other than in a training post) you must be on our GP Register. 

Important information for doctors intending to work as a GP in the UK

To start work as a GP in the UK, you'll need to complete a number of processes. Some of these are handled by organisations other than the GMC.

You must read our General Practice in the UK page for information about applying to join a Performers List and Induction and Returner schemes.

These are extra requirements for you to work as a GP in the UK. 

Why read this guide?
To find out how to apply for specialist or GP registration through the combined programme route.
Next steps
Check your eligibility and apply for specialist or GP registration through the combined programme route within 12 months of your training completion date.