Brexit - Information for doctors

What we know so far and what we’re doing to support doctors who already work, or want to work, in the UK. Read our Brexit guide.

Registration and licensing

We protect patients by ensuring all doctors are registered with a licence to practise before they work in the UK. You can search or join the registers, manage your registration or find information about registrations here.

Check a doctor’s registration

You can search the registration status of all 311,714 doctors practising in the UK.

We’ve recently improved the register to make it clearer and more accessible. What we publish hasn’t changed, we've just upgraded the functionality and design. More in our news story.

Search the medical register

Please enter a doctor's name or GMC number.

Advanced search
Please enter any of the following:
  • Doctor's GMC number
  • Doctor's given name
  • Doctor's last name

Basic search

Searching for more than one doctor? You can enter multiple GMC numbers into the search box, just separate each number with a space or comma.

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Manage your registration

Understand your role in your revalidation and see how you manage your registration and licence quickly using GMC Online.

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Information for employers, medical schools and other organisations

Understand the key role you can play in ensuring all doctors maintain their standards by checking they are appropriately registered.