What happens if my application is unsuccessful?

Unsuccessful applications

If you aren’t successful, we’ll tell you why. We’ll give you a list of recommendations which will tell you what evidence was missing or the top-up training you need to complete.

We’ll either repeat our recommended adaptation period or give you new ones. 

To reapply you’ll need to complete a new, full general systems application for entry onto the Specialist/GP Register. 

Please contact us on for further information. 

Appeals 

You may have a right to appeal against our decision on your application or if we fail to give you our decision.

The Appeals team manage the appeals process. They are not involved in making decisions relating to entry to the Specialist or GP Register.

You're able to appeal within 28 days of receiving our decision.

You can read guidance on appeals.