What happens if my application is unsuccessful?

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 recommendations or give you new ones. 

To reapply you’ll need to complete a new, full CESR or CEGPR application for entry onto the Specialist or GP Register. Please contact us for further information.


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.