GMC Full Registration Process

Health Education England working across the West Midlands (HEE WM) has responsibility for registering all Birmingham, Warwick & Keele medical school graduates; regardless of where they are currently working.  In addition this will include all EEA and non-UK graduate (IMG) F1s with provisional registration currently working in the West Midlands.

Graduates from other UK medical schools working in the West Midlands, GMC registration will be administered by a named  person at the Medical School from which they graduated/their home Foundation School.  A central list of contacts for each area is available here.

If you already have full GMC registration this process is not applicable to you.

Full registration with a licence to practise is ESSENTIAL before you start your next job as a Foundation Year Two trainee; without it you will not be able to start in your F2 post!

In order to get full registration, you need to have the appropriate documentation completed and this is important.

If you are a UK Graduate the GMC will have contacted you at the end of May with instructions asking you to apply for full registration via your GMC Online account.  You will need to enter your GMC reference number and your password, please make sure your account is active.

If you are an international graduate you can apply for full registration now by following the instructions on the GMC website.

You will be asked to confirm the date you wish your full registration to begin, this year the F2 start date is 2 August 2017.  Please note acceptance of your registration fee by the GMC does not mean that your application for registration has been granted.

Foundation Year 1 Certificate of Completion (F1CC)

The F1CC form will then need to be completed at your Trust to support your application. The Trust will advise you regarding the sign-off arrangements nearer the date:

This form should be completed and forwarded to Health Education England working across the West Midlands by your Foundation School no later than date to be confirmed unless exceptional circumstances have been agreed with your Trust’s Foundation Programme Director/Tutor.

Making the application to the GMC via Health Education England working across the West Midlands

For Birmingham, Warwick, Keele, EEA and IMG doctors working in the West Midlands with provisional registration:

Your F1CC certificate, as evidence that you have completed your F1 training, will be sent by your Postgraduate Centre to Health Education England working across the West Midlands once your ARCP outcome has been approved by the Foundation School’s Director.

If you are working outside Health Education England working across the West Midlands, we will accept copies of your completed F1CC certificate authorised by your local Foundation/Medical School and this will be sent to us by the named contacts from your Foundation/Medical School.

The original Foundation Year 1 Certificate of Completion will be kept on file at Health Education England working across the West Midlands .

Once we have received your F1CC certificate Health Education England working across the West Midlands will verify this by submitting your Certificate of Experience (CoE) online to the GMC, in order to recommend you for full registration with the GMC.  

When the GMC receives your CoE, they will match it with your records and your registration will be processed once your online application is verified.

Certificate of Experience must be verified by Health Education England working across the West Midlands by no later than date to be confirmed in order to guarantee GMC registration in time for the start of your F2 year. You can check the progress of your application online by clicking on ‘My Applications’ on GMC Online. Once your full application has been approved, your status will be updated to read ‘full’ in place of ‘provisional’, and you will be sent a certificate through the post confirming the start date of your full GMC registration.

Page updated: 4 October 2016