About your registration and licence to practise

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  2. About your registration and licence to practise

If we’ve written to you to confirm that you’ve been given temporary emergency registration or your licence to practise has been restored, you can work as a doctor if you’re asked and willing to do so.

You must not start practising unless you’ve received this confirmation.

Check your registration

You can check your registration status on the medical register.

Fees

You won’t be charged a fee for receiving temporary emergency registration or a temporary licence to practise, as you’ve been given these as part of the response to the pandemic.

If you already held registration, you’ll be charged your usual fee to remain on the medical register. This means that when the emergency is over, you’ll retain your registration and only your temporary licence to practise will be removed.

You won’t have to pay a fee when we remove your temporary emergency registration.

If you have any questions about your fee, or how to pay, please contact us because you won’t be able to access your GMC Online account at this time.

Revalidation

You won’t have to participate in revalidation if you have temporary emergency registration or a licence to practise.

Opting out

Returning to work is your choice. You may want to opt out for health or personal reasons. You can ask us to remove your temporary emergency registration or licence to practise, at any time by:

Length of temporary emergency registration or licence to practise

Your temporary emergency registration or licence to practise will last for the duration of the emergency. As soon as the UK government tells us that the emergency is over, we’ll remove your registration or licence to practise. When this happens, we’ll contact you and the health service, to let you know.

Our removal of temporary registration policy includes more information about the approach we’ll take to removing doctors’ temporary emergency registration. It explains what happens when the emergency is over and how we would handle concerns about doctors with temporary registration or a licence to practise.