Coronavirus (COVID-19) – temporary registration and provisional registration

The UK government has asked us to give temporary registration to doctors who left the register or gave up their licence to practise in the last three years. Read our Temporary registration guide if you’ve been contacted.

We’ve also brought forward our provisional registration application process for final year medical students. Read our Provisional registration guide if you’ve been invited to apply.

Registration and licensing

We protect patients by making sure 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.

Find out more about the register

Search for a doctor
You can search the registration status of all 334,528 doctors practising in the UK.

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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.