Medical register help guide

Details of the doctor's registration

The Doctor Details page shows the doctor’s current registration and licensing details.

 

Primary medical qualification

This is the medical degree the doctor holds. The letters at the start of this line (for example MB) show the qualification type. The rest of the line shows the year they graduated and the university name.

Year of qualification

This is the year the doctor's first medical degree was awarded. In most cases, this is the year they passed their medical exams. Where we do not know this, we shows the year the degree was formally conferred. This could be the same year, or some years later.

Provisional registration date

This is the date that the doctor gained provisional registration.

Provisional registration with a licence to practise only allows doctors to participate in programmes for provisionally registered doctors. This means that they can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts. Successful completion of such posts is marked by a Certificate of Experience. Most doctors complete this within 12 months.

The law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of post. That exclusion applies to service posts at F1 level and regardless of whether the post is substantive or locum. Provisionally registered doctors may only undertake locum appointments for training (LAT) posts with the approval of their medical school and where the Foundation School has been involved in the recruitment of the doctor to that post, the post is part of a programme and leads to the award of a Certificate of Experience.

Full registration date

This is the date that the doctor gained full registration.

Some doctors are required to work in an approved practice setting for a minimum of 12 months after being granted full registration with a licence to practise. These doctors are:

  • UK graduates
  • international medical graduates
  • doctors returning to UK practice after a prolonged period of absence.

Click on 'Information for employers' to see if this doctor is required to work in an approved practice setting.

Specialist Register entry date

This is the date that the doctor gained full registration.

Some doctors are required to work in an approved practice setting for a minimum of 12 months after being granted full registration with a licence to practise. These doctors are:

  • UK graduates
  • international medical graduates
  • doctors returning to UK practice after a prolonged period of absence.

Click on 'Information for employers' to see if this doctor is required to work in an approved practice setting.