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Step-by-step guide

For more information, please read our quick step by step guide to the Induction and Refresher scheme. 

There are a few steps you will need to undertake to be able to register and work as a GP in the NHS. This is a brief summary to help you understand all the steps required under the GP I&R scheme.

  1. If you qualified outside the UK You will need to contact the GMC for Registration of your EU qualifications or if outside the EU (CEGPR) and you will also require a Licence to practice as a GP. There is a lot of paperwork so please read through their site carefully http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/applications.asp

  2. You will also need to apply for the GP Induction and Refresher scheme. Details on this can be found on the National Recruitment Office website.

Once your application has been processed, your details will be passed to an I&R lead in the area you intendyou intend to practise. They will arrange an appointment to review your previous training and experience and advise on the next steps.

Once you have been accepted onto the scheme, the I&R lead will guide you through the learning needs assessment outlined in the diagram below.

And you will also need to apply for the National Medical Performers List (MPL). There is from September 2016 a single NHS England team (Cheshire and Mersey) leading on this who will manage your initial application for the MPL and deal with all your enquiries. Once you have completed the assessments as required your MPL registration will be passed to the Local NHS England team