General system of assessment for entry onto the Specialist Register

This guide is for EEA nationals, or those benefitting from an enforceable community right, with three years’ professional experience in an EEA country looking to join the Special Register.

It explains how you may be eligible to have your application reviewed through the general system of assessment.

This application requires you to prepare evidence before submitting your application. It can take over six months to process, so it’s really important you read this guidance to help you complete your application.

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 if your eligible and how to make your application.
Next steps
Check your eligibility. Then request your application and prepare your evidence.