Updating your details on the register
This guidance tells you how to update your details on the register.
For more information about maintaining your registration and licence to practise, please see our after registration guidance.
1. Changing your address
It is important for you to make sure that your registered address continues to be reliable and effective throughout your professional life.
The best way to keep your address and other contact details up-to-date is to change them in our secure web portal, GMC Online, in the My Details section.
If you already have an online account, you can log in here to update your address.
Log in (opens in a new window).
If you have never logged into GMC Online and do not have log in details, you can activate your account here.
Activate account (opens in a new window).
Alternatively, you can update your registered address and other contact details using our enquiry form (opens in a new window).
Remember that if you do not maintain a reliable address your name may be removed from the register.
2. Changing your name
If you have changed your name (for example on marriage) and you wish to be registered in a different name to the one in which you are currently registered, please complete the electronic change of name form (pdf) and send it to us with a scanned copy of the evidence for your change of name. The form will tell you what evidence to send.
Please note that we can only change your name based on an email if it comes from the email address we hold on your record. You can check your registered email address through GMC Online.
3. Changing your name and gender
Good medical practice requires you to make sure that you are identifiable to your patients and colleagues, for example by using your registered name when signing statutory documents including prescriptions. If you want to practise in a name and gender that is different to your registered name and gender, you need to telephone us for details on how to apply to do this.