Approving locations for training 


In order to be a training practice the location must have prior GMC approval.

If you are unsure if a location has GMC approval, please view the list of approved programmes and sites.  

Examples of when GMC approval is not required:

  • A patient’s home where a doctor in training is visiting alone
  • A location where a doctor in training will spend short periods of training time that is part of the on-going training programme
  • For each site of a multi-site GP practice (the overarching GP practice would have the approval)
  • GP branch practices.

In order to apply for approval please contact Tammy Armstrong. The practice will be required to complete a notes audit; a premises visit will then be carried out by an Associate Director using a visit checklist. Prior to the visit trainers are required to read the Trainer standards document.

If you have any queries regarding approvals, please contact Tammy Armstrong.


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