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GMC Provisional Registration and Welcome Webinar

Scottish Foundation School Welcome Webinar 2024

The Foundation School Welcome Webinar, Friday, 31 May 2024 from 13:00 - 14:30.

Please contact us if you require any further information: sfas@nes.scot.nhs.uk


GMC Provisional Registration

All F1 doctors in training must hold a provisional licence to practice to take part in an approved Foundation Year 1 Programme in the UK.  However, F1 doctors who hold provisional registration are not subject to Revalidation.

You can hold provisional registration for a maximum of 3 years and 30 days.  If you are not in training or want to take a break you should speak to the GMC about temporarily giving up your provisional registration.


UK Graduates 

All final year students on UK medical degree programmes are to apply for provisional registration. UK students receive an email invite directly from the GMC, as well as a text message (where a mobile number has been provided) alerting them to the opening of the application process.


International Graduates

International graduates who have been allocated an F1 place are required to apply for registration as soon as possible. Further information can be be found on the GMC website for international applicants: Provisional registration for international medical graduates - GMC (gmc-uk.org).


Turas – Updating Email Address  

Instructions on how to update your email address https://www.scotlanddeanery.nhs.scot/media/699976/updating-email-address-tpm.pdf

Please note the Foundation School Team cannot update your email address on Turas. 


When should I connect to my Designated Body?

Your connection to your designated body (NHS Education for Scotland (NES)) should take place on the first day of your training programme.  You should remain connected until your last day of training in Scotland. 

This may be completed via your GMC Connect account.

This page was last updated on: 02.05.2024 at 10.31