The medical register

We make sure that every doctor has the right knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to work across the UK. We do this by maintaining an official list called 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.

When a doctor applies to join the medical register, we check they meet our requirements to work in the UK and deliver good, safe patient care. 

To remain in practice, doctors must continue to meet the professional standards we set, show that they are competent and show that they keep their knowledge and skills up to date.

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.