GPs to pay £410 annual licensing fee

The GMC is writing to all registered UK doctors asking whether they wish to hold registration with a licence to practise when licensing is introduced in the autumn.

Peter Rubin
Peter Rubin

The annual fee for maintaining registration with a licence to practise will be the same as the current annual retention fee at £410.

The annual fee for holding registration without a licence will be £145.

GMC chairman Professor Peter Rubin said: ‘Doctors will have an important decision to make in advance of licensing being introduced. They will have the option of holding registration with or without a licence.’

Licensing will be the first step towards the introduction of revalidation. When this new approach to medical regulation is introduced, doctors with a licence will be subject to revalidation. They will need to undertake the periodic renewal of their licence by demonstrating that they remain up to date and fit to practise.

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