I previously held GP registration

If you are a:

  • GP returning to general practice in England and Wales, or
  • GP who qualified overseas who has never worked in the NHS

you are required to complete The Induction and Refresher Scheme (I&R) . The scheme is mandatory for any GP who falls into either of those categories. It supports the safe return to work, after a break in practice and gives guidance to those from overseas, who are new to NHS practice. It can also offer bursaries and supervised placements in general practice.

To find out more, contact the GP National Recruitment Office. Similar programmes are also available in Scotland, co-ordinated by the NHS Education for Scotland's GP careers advice service.

If you want to work as a GP in the UK, you must also apply to be included on the Performers List.