What we mean by a material change in your circumstances

If your circumstances have or will change during your registration, you will need to let us know. Changes may mean you are no longer eligible for temporary and occasional registration. We call this a material change. You should declare any changes when making your renewal declaration.

Has your practice changed?

If your practice has changed, or if you intend it to change during the course of your registration, then it may no longer be considered to be temporary and  occasional in nature.

  • The duration of your practice. For example - if you practised for three weeks in total last year, but this year you intend to practise for five weeks. 
  • The frequency of your practice. For example - if you practised for two days a month last year, but this year you intend on practising for four days a month. 
  • The regularity of your practice. For example - you practised on a few days spread throughout last year, but this year you will be practising, on, say, the first Monday of each month).
  • The continuity of your practice. For example - you practised for two days in a row last year, but this year you intend to work for five consecutive days.
  • The type of practice you are undertaking. For example - last year you practising in a specific role on fixed dates, but this year you plan to work as a locum and don't currently know when or where.

You may no longer be entitled to temporary and occasional registration if any of the above changes mean that you:

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

You will not be entitled to temporary and occasional registration if you are no longer established in an EU member state or if you no longer intend to practise in the UK. 

What should I do if there are changes to my circumstances? 

If any of the scenarios above apply to you, you should make an application for full registration. You should do this as soon as you know there will be a change in your circumstances.

If the change coincides with your renewal period, tell us there’s been a material change when you make your renewal declaration. You must do this as soon as possible within your renewal period.

We also need to know if you're no longer free from criminal convictions, or you restrictions have been put on your practice in another member state. You should tell us about this when you make your renewal declaration.