Processing and granting your application

Five working days for our initial assessment

We aim to carry out an initial assessment within five working days.

This is not necessarily a decision on your application, as we may need further evidence after our first assessment. Please be aware that applications can take up to three months before they can be granted.

The information in your application is valid for three months. This is the maximum we can keep your application open.

We’ll contact you if we need more information

When we have your documents and information we may ask you for more evidence. We may also refer your application for advice. We’ll let you know if we do this.

If we can’t complete your application, we'll tell you why or we may ask you for more evidence and information.

When we grant your application

Once we've granted your application, we will update your status on the register and the Specialist or GP register if applicable. 

You must make sure that you hold the correct type of registration for the post you are undertaking.