If you want to practise after 13 March 2024

If you want to practise after temporary emergency registration has ended, you’ll need to restore your routine registration and/or licence to practise. Please follow the steps below to apply.

We recommend applying as soon as possible, and no later than the 31 December 2023. While you can make an application after this date, we may not be able to process it by the time temporary emergency registration ends. 

If we’ve not approved your application to restore your routine registration and licence to practise by the time temporary emergency registration closes, you must not practise as a doctor in the UK until we confirm that we have. 

If you’ve already applied, we’ll be in touch with an update as soon as possible.  

If you haven’t practised using your temporary emergency registration

If you have temporary emergency registration, but haven’t used it to practise in the UK during the pandemic, please complete either the:

If you have practised using your temporary emergency registration

If you’ve used your temporary emergency registration or licence during the pandemic, please complete either the:

Once we receive your application, we’ll process it as soon as possible. We’ll keep you updated on the status of your application, and we’ll be in touch if we need any further information.

Supporting you to return to practice

If you’re considering restoring your routine registration so that you can return to practice, there are a number of programmes and resources to support you.

  • NHS England’s health careers has practical advice on returning to medicine after a break as well as information about different training opportunities.
  • If you’re planning to work in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales you should contact the health service in the relevant country for advice.

For GPs, there are various schemes to support your return to general practice.