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.