European qualifications in General Practice or Family Medicine

European qualifications and entry to the GP Register

If you hold a GP qualification awarded in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland that is also a relevant European qualification you may apply to the GMC for direct entry to the GP Register. You do not need to be a national of the EEA. Nationality is no longer relevant for this type of application.

Qualifications which meet the above criteria will be recognised in the UK for a period of two years from 1 January 2021, after which this arrangement will be reviewed.

Please visit the GMC website for more information about applying to the GP Register with a relevant European qualification.

Brexit and how it may impact you

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and entered a transition period which ended on 31 December 2020. Now the transition period has ended, most EEA countries no longer automatically recognise qualifications awarded in the UK. If you plan to work outside the UK, you will need to contact the regulator in the country you wish to work in to find out what their requirements are.

Please visit the GMC website to find details of the regulator in EEA member countries and for more information on Brexit

 

 

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