What is full registration?
Doctors need full registration with a licence to practise to either move on to the second year of the Foundation Programme (F2) in an approved training programme, or to work in unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or UK private practice.
Who is eligible for full registration?
To be eligible for full registration, a doctor must be able to meet one of the three options below.
1. Completed the first year of the Foundation Programme (F1) in the UK.
2. Be a graduate with an acceptable primary medical qualification from a country outside of Switzerland or the UK. And be able to prove that you have enough clinical experience to practise medicine in the UK. You can do this in one of five ways.
- A pass in the PLAB test
- Sponsorship by a GMC approved sponsor
- An acceptable postgraduate qualification
- Relevant European Qualification
- Eligibility for entry onto the Specialist or GP register
3. Be a Swiss or UK national (or benefit from enforceable community rights) and have either:
- a formal qualification listed in The Directive on Recognition of Professional Qualifications (the Directive)
- an acceptable primary medical qualification from outside the EEA (which has been recognised in Switzerland) with evidence of an acceptable pattern of experience