Managing the UK medical register

There are more than 335,000 doctors on the UK medical register. We check every doctor’s identity and qualifications before they can join it.

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.