GMC reduces annual retention fees

THE GMC has announced that all registered doctors with an annual retention fee date of 1 April or later will pay a reduced fee of £390 instead of £425 this year.

Eligible, newly qualified doctors will receive a fixed-term discount, which could offer savings of over £1000 across five years. Doctors with a gross annual worldwide income less than £32,000 can apply for an income discount.

The regulator has also removed the provisional registration scrutiny fee and Direct Debit instalment charges.

The GMC states: "We're determined to reduce the cost of regulation, both for individual doctors and the system as a whole. We've been extremely focused on driving efficiencies and this has resulted in large savings. It's only right that we pass these savings on to doctors, and every doctor on the register will benefit from some reductions."

Full details are available on the GMC website

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