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's important to make sure your registered address is always current. The best way to keep your address and contact details up to date is to change them in GMC Online.
Changing your name
If you've changed your name and want this to be reflected on the medical register you'll need to complete the electronic change of name form The form tells you what evidence to provide, which you can scan and attach when you submit the form.
You must return the form and scanned evidence from your registered email address. 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 using a name and gender status that is different to the details held on the medical register, please call us to find out how to do this. You'll be put through to an experienced adviser, who will help you through this straight forward process. Your call will be confidential.
The application process
We'll email you an application form, which will tell you what evidence to send for your change of name. You don't need to provide any evidence of your change of gender status.
You must return the form and evidence from your registered email address. You can check your registered email address through GMC Online.
Your application will be confidential.
Two separate entries will appear on the medical register. One will be under your old name and gender status; the other will be in your new name and gender status. Both entries have a different GMC reference number.