Temporary registration

The UK government has asked us to give temporary registration or a licence to practise to suitable people. This is part of the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This applies to doctors with a UK address who:

  • left the register after March 2014
  • had registration but didn’t have a licence to practise.

Doctors who’ve been given temporary registration with a licence to practise don’t have any open fitness to practise investigations, sanctions or conditions on their practice.

All of these doctors have a choice about returning to work. They can opt out of temporary registration or ask us to remove their temporary licence to practise, at any time.

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