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.

The CEGPR is an alternative route to the GP Register if you are not eligible for a CCT but believe your training, qualifications and experience are equivalent.