For anyone who wants to leave the UK for a short period (1-2 years), you may be wondering whether or not to come off the performers list. My advice based on personal experience? – STAY ON THE PERFORMER’S LIST!!
Sorry if that last little bit of advice seemed a bit shouty with capital letters, but after struggling to get back on the performers list, I really regretted coming off it. It cost me a lot of time, money and unnecessary head banging.
Why did I come off the Performer’s List? Because I went to Australia for 18 months so was advised to come off it and that it would be easy (haha) to get back onto it. So dutifully I gave up my Licence to Practice with the GMC which automatically took me off the Performers List.