GMC fees will rise by £5 for GPs and other licensed doctors next year, while those registered without a license will soon have to pay £2 more, the regulator has announced.
Meanwhile, the fee paid by doctors in training to remain provisionally registered with the GMC will be frozen at current levels, as will fees to move from this to full registration and the costs for the postgraduate Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).
GMC chief executive Niall Dickson said: ‘We are determined that any rise in the annual retention fee will be kept to a minimum. The level of the annual retention fee next year will be just over 1% above what it was in 2010.
‘This small increase and the steps we will take as part of our efficiency programme are necessary to make sure we remain financially sustainable as an organisation.’
The GMC also revealed plans to move its main base of operations from London to Manchester in 2016. It receives 90% of its income from the annual retention fee.