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Table 1 UK licensing arrangements (while the UK is a member of the European Union)

From: Prevalence of GMC performance assessments in the United Kingdom: a retrospective cohort analysis by country of medical qualification

Shorthand used in this paper Category and notes Countries (listed by population size) Licensing arrangements for doctors working in the UK
UK doctors UK: current member of EU and EEA; due to leave EU; EEA membership plans unknown UK Can practise in the UK if qualified in one of these countries
EEA doctors Remainder of the European Union; all also in the EEA Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Czech Rep., Portugal, Sweden, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Slovakia, Ireland, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta
Remainder of the EEA; not in the EU Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein
Former EEA member Switzerland
International medical graduates (IMGs) Rest of the world Rest of the world Required to pass the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test