I need to update my details on the register
Update your details in GMC Online
You need to keep your details up to date in GMC Online. This includes your:
- designated body or suitable person (revalidation)
- direct debit details.
You can also use GMC Online to change your details on the medical register.
Changing your address
It is important to make sure your registered address is always current. The best way to keep your address and other contact details up-to-date is to change them on GMC Online. You can update your registered address and other contact details using our enquiry form.
Remember, if you do not maintain a reliable address you may be removed from the register.
Changing your name
If you've changed your name and want to be registered in a different name to the one in which you are currently registered, please complete the and send it to us with a scanned copy of the evidence for your change of name.
The form tells you what evidence to send. Note: we can only change your name based on an email if it comes from the email address we hold on your record. You can check your registered email address through GMC Online.
Changing your name and gender status
Good medical practice requires you to make sure you're identifiable to your patients and colleagues. For example, by using your registered name when signing statutory documents including prescriptions.
If you want to practise in a name and gender status that is different to your registered name and gender status, please telephone us for details on how to do this. You will be put through to one of two experienced advisers who will help you through this very straight forward process. Your call will be confidential.
The application process
We will email you an application form to complete. The form will tell you what evidence to send for your change of name. Please note that we can only change your name based on an email if it comes from the email address we hold on your record. You can check your registered email address in GMC Online.
Your application will be confidential. Please note that you don't need to provide any evidence of your change in gender status.
Two separate register entries will appear on the medical register. One will be under your old name and gender status. Another will be in your new name and gender status. Both entries have a different GMC reference number.