The medical register

The medical register is an online list of doctors in the UK. It shows the type of registration a doctor holds, their training and other useful information.

The register is there to give confidence that doctors practising medicine in the UK have the training, skills and experience needed to meet the standards that patients expect.

We set out the ethical standards that doctors must follow in our guidance Good medical practice.

Check a doctor’s registration status

Why read this guide? 
To find out about the types of registration in the UK and how to search and update the register.
Next steps
View the register and search for a doctor's record.