GMC Registration


GMC is the General Medical Council is the regulatory body for doctors within the U.K.

There are four main types of registration with the GMC.

Provisional Registration

This allows you to work as a foundation doctor (year 1) (Internship equivalent) ONLY.

Roughly equivalent to the Pre registration House Officer year.

Full Registration

This is the registration most doctors will be aiming for. 

This allows you to work in unsupervised practice and to apply for non consultant jobs (training and non-training).

Specialist Registration

This allows you to take a job as a substantive consultant within the U.K. health sector

GP (General Practitioner) Registration

From April 2006 onwards, any doctor working in a GP practice (other than trainees) must be registered as a GP. They also need to be on a GP performers list.

In addition to registration, your license to practice lies also with the GMC.