The Department does not verify qualifications of European Union citizens practising medicine in the United Kingdom. The verification of professional qualifications is a matter for the General Medical Council (GMC) and local employers.
The GMC is the independent regulator of doctors in the UK. All doctors must register with the GMC to be able to practise in the UK. Verification of professional qualifications is part of the GMC’s registration process.
NHS Employers advises employing organisations to undertake professional registration and qualifications verification checks.