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Must retained doctors be on performers' list?

What is the situation regarding retained doctors?

Retained doctors are regarded as GPs under training and their attachment to practices has to be approved by the deanery.

However, since they possess full registration with the GMC they must be on the performers' list before they start to see and treat patients.

A trainee doctor with provisional registration, and who is therefore working under supervision, does not have to be on the list.

General practice registrars may be exempt from inclusion on the performers' list for up to two months if there is insufficient time to process their application in good time before commencing work in general practice.

Dr Christine Dewbury, Wessex LMCs

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