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General System reassessment of a CESR application

This guide is for doctors looking to be reassessed for General Systems Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR).

It explains:

  • if you're eligible to apply for a reassessment of your original application if it was unsuccessful
  • what you need for this reassessment
  • how to apply

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 you’re eligible and how to apply for a reassessment.
Next steps
Check if you’re eligible for reassessment and email us for your application.