Educational Resources and Guidance

Educational Resources and Guidance

Welcome to UK practice resources

Resources for International Medical Graduates new to the NHS

Applying for entry onto the Specialist Register or GP Register

Living and working in the UK as a GP: A guide for overseas doctors and their families

To practice as a NHS GP in England you will need to apply and be granted approval by NHS England to be included on the Medical Performers List (MPL). This approval is granted ‘with conditions’. Once you have completed the programme you will be granted full inclusion on the Medical Performers List (without conditions) and allowed to work as a fully independent general practitioner.

Doctors with conditions related to performance or concerns are managed under separate NHS England guidelines.

Read our frequently asked questions for more information about applying.


Recommended Educational Resources:

The E-learning for Health learning platform has a huge range of educational resources for all health professionals; it is best to register with the platform so that any learning you complete can be saved under your own log-in, although in fact you are able to access some resources by clicking “continue” when asked to enter your log-in details and password. There are some resources selected specifically for GPs.

NICE produce their excellent Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) which are readily accessible summaries of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice for a wide range of primary care topics -

RCGP: You will be given free access to the full range of RCGP eLearning resources (through associate membership for 12 months) -

Fourteen Fish will be known by many as an appraisal portfolio platform, but it has a wide range of educational resources in its GP Library. It is free to register with Fourteen Fish, and you will also be given free access to their learning resources.

NB Medical ( and Red Whale ( are hugely popular commercial providers of excellent GP learning resources available for a charge, although some of these are available free of charge.