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Our certificates - what they mean

Our certificates are only valid at the time we issue them. To check a doctor's current status on the register, see the list of registered medical practitioners.

To check what one of our certificates means select a link below:

All doctors who want to practise medicine in the UK must be both registered with the GMC and have a licence to practise.

Our certificates are not proof of identity, nor evidence that a doctor is currently registered with us and licensed to practise in the UK. You can check a doctor’s current status on our online register or by calling us.

It is the responsibility of the practitioner named on the certificate to be appropriately registered and licensed to practise and ensure that their registration covers any medical practice that is undertaken.