Qualifying as a GP in the NHS
Before you can practise as a GP, you need to be accepted onto the General Medical Council's GP Register.
Use our Pathfinder and the link below to help you find the best pathway for you. You can also contact our GP Specialist Applications team for advice.
Training as a GP in the UK
GPs in the UK need to the join the GMC GP register, for most this means completing a minimum of three years speciality training on a GMC approved programme, passing the MRCGP and gaining a CCT.
The combined training pathways provide the opportunity for you to combine up to 12 months of previous relevant experience with your GP training programme.
Apply to the GMC for direct entry to the GP Register with a relevant European qualification.
The CEGPR is an alternative route to the GP Register if you are not eligible for a CCT but can demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience required to work unsupervised as a GP in the UK.
GP training and registration: Who's who
We've put together a guide which makes it easier to understand which GP organisation does what.