The RCGP and GMC following a mapping review of Australian, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa GP training programmes has agreed that these programmes are close to those undertaken in UK training (MRCGP).
Recognition of all overseas training (from outside EU and Switzerland) and for entry to the GMC GP Register with a Licence to Practise requires an application for a CEGPR.
To be eligible to apply through the CEGPR SP processes please refer to RCGP website click here
During their CEGPR SP application process, they may register with the NRO so they can access the on-line I&R educational e-support.
Once the doctor has gained a CEGPR and is included in the GP Register with a Licence to Practise, they can complete their application to join the NHS England Medical Performers List (with conditions of undertaking an Induction placement) and complete a short GP Induction programme before applying for posts in independent practice. They will need to register for the GP Induction and Refresher Scheme through the GP National Recruitment Office website
Following successful application, provided the doctor was not out of clinical practice for more than 2 calendar years at the point of receiving their CEGPR, then direct entry to a clinical induction placement can occur. They are not required to take the I&R Learning Needs Assessments (MCQ or Sim surgery)
A minimum funded Induction Placement of 3 months will be undertaken in an approved HEE I&R Training Practice under a ES/CS and will be signed off by a satisfactory WPBA report sent to the Lead RO (Medical Director at Cheshire and Mersey)
If during the placement there is clear documented evidence that the Induction process can be signed off earlier than 3 months a recommendation can be submitted to the RO seeking the option to shorten based on the workplace based report. Where it is identified that a longer Induction period may be required this can be requested by submission of an interim WPBA report with an HEE recommendation to the RO.