Have your circumstances changed?

Your entitlement to renew your temporary and occasional registration depends partly on whether there has been any material change in your circumstances. You should declare any relevant changes in your application.

Changes that might make you ineligible

Your practice might no longer be temporary and occasional in nature if you have changed the following aspects of your practice. Or you intend to change them during the course of your registration.

Duration of your practice

eg you practised for three weeks in total last year. But this year you intend to practise for five weeks.

Frequency of your practice

eg you practised for two days each month last year. But this year you intend to practise for four days each month.

Regularity of your practice

eg previously you practised irregularly, on a few days spread throughout the year. But this year you will be practising regularly, such as on the first Monday of each month.

Continuity of your practice

eg you practised for two days in a row last year. But this year you intend to work for five consecutive days.

Type of practice you are undertaking

eg last year you were doing a specific role on fixed dates. But this year you intend to work as a locum but don't know when or where.

Changes that will make you ineligible 

Your practice is no longer temporary and occasional and you are no longer be entitled to this type of registration if you now have:

  • a permanent or fixed term contract or agreement to provide medical services for an indefinite period or for more than one month in total over a year
  • any contract (whether permanent, fixed term or temporary) to provide medical services on a regular, frequent or continuous basis. 

You are no longer entitled to this type of registration if you are:

  • no longer established in another EU member state, or
  • no longer intending to practise in the UK but want to keep your registration for another purpose.

What to do if youre now ineligible 

If any of the scenarios above apply to you, you should either:

  • if the change in circumstances coincides with your renewal period, tell us there’s been a material change when you make your renewal declaration as soon as possible within your renewal period.

If, since we last granted you temporary and occasional registration, you have been given a criminal convictions or restriction on practising in another member state, you should tell us when you make your renewal declaration.