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GP Induction and Refresher Scheme Northern Ireland (Revised July 2021)

The GP Induction and Refresher Scheme provides an opportunity for GPs who have previously been on the General Medical Council’s GP Register and on a UK Performers List, to safely return to General Practice following a career break or time spent working abroad.

It also supports the safe introduction of overseas GPs who have qualified in the European Union and other countries. These doctors require a Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration as well as a licence to practice from the General Medical Council before they can legally enter UK general practice.

The aim of the Scheme is to provide a period of supervised practice that seeks to support applicants and bridge any gaps in their knowledge or skills relating to general practice in Northern Ireland.

Anyone who wishes to practice as a GP in Northern Ireland and who has not practised as such for 24 months, or has no previous general practice experience in the UK, will need to firstly apply to the Northern Ireland Performers List.

A summary of the application process, guidance notes and application forms can be accessed at the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency website.