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Registration and licensing requirements

Doctors must be registered with a licence to practise, to work as a doctor in the UK. 

When you employ a doctor, you must check they have the right registration for their type of post or practice. They should also have a licence to practise if their work needs one.

A registered doctor who doesn’t currently have a licence can apply for a job that requires them to have one. You shouldn’t be deterred from offering them a role. The doctor can apply for a licence, which can be relatively straightforward.