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Registering as a doctor or general practitioner

​​​​Applying for medical practitioner registration

You must be registered under Jersey Law before you can start working as a doctor or general practitioner, regardless of whether it’s on a long term, short term or locum work basis. The registration process is overseen by the Jersey Care Commission.

It is an offence to work as a general practitioner without being registered. Find registration and guidance on the Jersey Care Comissioner website.

Performers list for approved general practitioners

All general practitioners are also required to apply to be on the Performers List.

To be included on the List, you will need to complete the attached application form and provide the following documents:

  • a copy of your Jersey Medical Practitioner Registration Certificate from the Jersey Care Commission
  • a copy of your photographic ID
  • a copy of your UK General Medical Council (GMC) certificate of registration
  • suitable medical indemnity insurance (to cover the Channel Islands)
  • a criminal record certificate which has been issued within the last six months

Performers list application form

List of approved general practitioners

Revalidating your General Medical Council (GMC) licence​​

Each doctor will be assigned a local responsible officer who will make a recommendation to the GMC.

Responsible officers will be assigned according to the following classes:

  • general practitioners
  • doctors employed by Health a​and Social Services Department
  • independent medical practitioners
  • medical practitioners with a prescribed UK connection

If you practise partly in Jersey

If you practise partly in Jersey but have a connection with a UK designated body, your UK responsible officer will make the revalidation recommendation to the GMC.

A Jersey responsible officer will be assigned to you but their responsibilities will be limited to the investigation of any ‘fitness to practise’ issues that might occur while you’re working in Jersey.

What the law requires

The law requires all doctors or medical practitioners to:

  • hold a current licence to practise with the GMC
  • provide more detailed information about qualifications, employment details and anything that may be relevant about your ability to practise
  • verify any personal information held about you regularly. If you don’t respond to a request for verification, your name will be removed from the register. It's important to inform us of any changes to your contact details

Legislation

The registration of doctors or medical practitioners in Jersey and the requirements for the performers list are based on the following legislation:

Medical Practitioners (Registration) (Jersey) Law 1960 on the Jersey Law website

Medical Practitioners (Registration) (Amendment No 4) (Jersey) Law 2011 on the Jersey Law website

Medical Practitioners (Registration) (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2014 on the Jersey Law website

Medical Practitioners (Registration) (Responsible Officer) (Jersey) Order 2014 on the Jersey Law website

Health Insurance (Performers List for General Medical Practitioners) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 on the Jersey Law website


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