Managing the UK medical register

There are more than 348,000 doctors on the UK medical register. We check every doctor’s identity and qualifications before they can join it.

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We also make other checks. For example, we contact a doctor’s previous employers to find out if they have any concerns about the doctor’s ability to practise safely.

And we keep track of changes to a doctor’s records to make sure the medical register stays up to date.

Read more about the medical register.