The cost of doctors’ license to practice will increase for the first time since 2010.
The General Medical Council (GMC) will increase it’s annual fee by £30 starting from 1 April 2015 to £200
According to Chief Executive, Niall Dickinson, the impact of this upon new doctors should be minimal.
He said: “The GMC will continue to provide support to newly qualified doctors at the start of their careers by freezing the provisional registration fee at £90. Doctors on a lower income will continue to be eligible for a 50% discount.”
He said that the decision to restore the 2010 level follows increased demand for the GMC’s services.
In 2015, the doctors’ regulator expects to process more than 20,000 registration applications and more than 75,000 revalidation decisions, as well as handling an increase in serious complaints, which is likely to result in over 2,800 fitness to practise hearing days.