Giving up your licence to practise or registration

If you're not practising medicine or are in other work that doesn’t require registration or a licence to practise you can choose to do either of the following. 

Give up your licence to practise

You'll still be able to prove your good standing with us to other organisations, but you will pay a reduced annual retention fee and will not have to revalidate. You will not be able to practise medicine in the UK.

Give up your registration (voluntary erasure)

You will not have to pay an annual retention fee during periods when you do not need to be registered, and you will not be charged a restoration fee if you later apply to have your name restored to the register.

Read our guide on Giving up and restoring your licence or registration.