List of Registered Medical Practitioners Help

Help contents

Contents of help pages. Please click on the links below for further information.

Introduction

Searching

Status

Details of the doctor’s registration

Conditions

Undertakings

Warnings

Doctor History Page

Introduction

This website is to help you use the List of Registered Medical Practitioners (LRMP). If you click on a link in LRMP it will take you to the most relevant information within this site. Once you have this site open, you can jump to different topics using the menu above.

In this section you can read general information about LRMP:

 

 

What is on the List of Registered Medical Practitioners

The following sections explain:

 

 

Information available about doctors on the List of Registered Medical Practitioners

The List of Registered Medical Practitioners gives the following information for each doctor.

But please also see Information not available about doctors in the List of Registered Medical Practitioners.

 

 

Information not available about doctors on the List of Registered Medical Practitioners

The List of Registered Medical Practitioners does not give fitness to practise information that expired before 20 October 2005:

This includes:

For any of these details, please contact us (opens in a new window).

Additionally, the List of Registered Medical Practitioners does not provide the following:

 

 

Minutes from Fitness to Practise Hearings available on the List of Registered Medical Practitioners

The minutes from GMC and MPTS hearings show what charges have been proved and whether the doctor’s fitness to practise has been found to be impaired. They also record any sanctions imposed on the doctor. Sanctions include erasure or suspension from the register, conditions on the doctor’s registration and warnings.

You will find the minutes of these GMC and MPTS bodies on the List of Registered Medical Practitioners:

Minutes are usually published several days after a hearing has concluded.

The minutes of Interim Orders Panels and hearings that relate exclusively to a doctor’s health are not published because they contain confidential information.

 

 

How to obtain a doctor's GMC reference number

All doctors will be able to tell you their GMC reference number. This number is unique to them and all doctors must give their GMC reference number (and their registered name) to anyone who asks.

The GMC reference number is a unique identifier and is the best way to ensure you get the right information about the right person. Many doctors have the same or very similar names.

Ideally, doctors should provide their reference number on stationery, practice information and when they sign their name. If you have difficulty obtaining a doctor’s GMC reference number others may be able to help you for example your GP’s receptionist or your hospital’s Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS).

If you do not have the doctor’s GMC reference number, try searching using their name. See tips on searching for further advice.

 

 

The oldest information on the online register

All doctors who were registered before 20 October 2005 have their registration 'From' date set to 20 October 2005.

This is the date when the register went online.

If you need to know whether the doctor was registered before 20 October 2005 please contact us (opens in a new window).

 

 

Contact Us

Please see our website for full details of the various ways to contact us (opens in a new window).

 

 

Searching

You can read about the following topics in this section:

 

 

How do I use the search Page?

Enter your search criteria and click Search.

 

 

Search for a doctor

You can search for a doctor's details using:

 

 

GMC reference number

This 7-digit reference number is unique and retained for life. Having a GMC reference number does not mean the doctor is allowed to practise. Doctors who used to be registered, as well as those who are applying to be registered (with or without a licence to practise) will have a GMC reference number.

 

 

Given name

This means the same as "first name" or "middle name".

Surname

This means the same as "family name", "last name" or "father's name".

Gender

This will be "man" or "woman".

 

 

Sounds Like

If you are not sure how to spell the doctor’s name then you can tick the 'Sounds Like' box. The system will try to list doctors whose names sound similar to your entry. For example, if you search for doctors called 'Anson' with Sounds Like ticked, the system will list doctors called ‘Anson’, ‘Aanesen’, ‘Ansons’, ‘Angwin’, ‘Anscombe’ and so on.

When using Sounds Like you should use the full version of the doctor’s name, for example ‘Phillip’ not ‘Phil’.

 

 

Only doctors on the GP Register

If you check this box before entering name criteria or clicking on an individual letter at the bottom of the page and pressing Search, only those doctors who are currently listed on the GP Register should be shown.

 

 

How do I improve my search results?

You do not need to enter information in all sections.

A doctor's GMC reference number is a unique identifier and will give an exact match even without a name. e.g. 1234567

The best way to be sure that you find the correct doctor is to use the GMC reference number. See How to obtain a doctor's GMC reference number.

If you do not have the doctor's GMC reference number, you can search using the doctor’s given name or surname. If you search for a surname of 'Jon', the system will list doctors with the surnames: 'Jon', 'Jonas', 'Jones', 'Jonsen', and so on.

For the given name, enter either the doctor’s first name or a middle name. Only enter multiple names where they are hyphenated to form a single name, such as Jean-Paul.

You can apply a 'wild card' search by using the '*' character. For example, 'Ro*e' will give 'Robbe', 'Robbie', 'Roscoe', ‘Royle’, and so on. You should always enter the first letter of the name when you use a 'wild card' search.

If the doctor’s name has an international character (such as: ê, ö, ǿ, ñ, ß) in it you can replace the international character with a ‘?’. For example if you searched on ‘M?ller’ the system would list doctors with the surnames: ‘Miller’, ‘Moller’, ‘Muller’, ‘Möller’.

If you are not sure how to spell the doctor’s name then you can tick the 'Sounds Like' box. The system will try to list doctors whose names sound similar to your entry. For example, if you search for doctors called 'Anson' with Sounds Like ticked, the system will list doctors called ‘Anson’, ‘Aanesen’, ‘Ansons’, ‘Angwin’, ‘Anscombe’ and so on.

When using Sounds Like you should use the full version of the doctor's name, for example ‘Phillip’ not ‘Phil’.

 

 

What can I see in the search results page?

The search results page shows all the doctors who match the information you entered in the search fields.

The list is displayed as a table with columns showing:

You can click on these links to see what each one means.

Underneath the results, the Search Values show you what you entered into the search field(s) to start your search.

If there are too many doctors to fit on one page, you can move on to the next page by using the page links above the list of doctors in the top right hand corner.

If you want to start your search again, choose Search Again? from the left hand side. If you want to keep the search criteria that you have already entered but refine it, choose Refine Search.

 

 

Search for multiple doctors

If you need to check the registration status of more than one doctor, you can use the Multiple Search page. Enter each of the doctors’ GMC reference numbers in the boxes and click search.

 

 

Multiple search results

 

 

Successful search

The search results page (for a multiple search) displays a list of doctors who match the GMC reference numbers you entered.

The list is displayed in table form with columns showing:

You can click on these links for further explanation.

Click on the printer icon to the right of the table to see a printable page showing the doctor’s details.

Underneath the results, the Search Values show you the GMC reference numbers that you entered to start your search.

If you want to start your search again, choose Search Again? from the left hand side. If you want to keep the search criteria that you have already entered but refine it, choose Refine Search.

 

 

Unsuccessful search

Search Results following a search using a doctor’s GMC reference number should only show exact matches. If you can not see the doctor you expected in the list (or have no results at all) please try searching using the doctor’s name in the single doctor search page. Click Search Again on the left and then Return to single doctor search at the foot of the page.

 

 

Annual Fee Due Date

Annual fee only appears on Multiple Search Results page and Employer’s details page.

 

 

Status

The current status of a doctor's entry in the register and whether or not any restrictions apply to their registration.

Contents

Please click on the link in the menu to see information on the status you need to know about.

Registered with a licence to practise

A doctor must hold both registration and a licence to practise to be able to (amongst other things):

For more details please see the complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration (opens in a new window) complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration.

Any registered doctor (with or without a licence to practise) has agreed to abide by the principles and values in our Good Medical Practice guidance (opens in a new window).

This status came into use on 16 November 2009.

Different types of registration

You can find out what clinical duties the doctor is allowed to do with each registration type by clicking on the links below (links open in a new window):

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

Provisionally registered with a licence to practise

Provisional registration with a licence to practise only allows doctors to participate in programmes for provisionally registered doctors. This means that they can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts. Successful completion of such posts is marked by a Certificate of Experience. Most doctors complete this within 12 months.

The law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of post. That exclusion applies to service posts at F1 level, regardless of whether the post is substantive or locum. Provisionally registered doctors may only undertake locum appointments for training (LAT) posts with the approval of their medical school and where the Foundation School has been involved in the recruitment of the doctor to that post, the post is part of a programme and leads to a Certificate of Experience.

 

 

Registered without a licence to practise

A doctor with this status is not permitted to (amongst other things):

To find out what else the doctor may not do, please see the complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration (opens in a new window) complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration.

Being registered without a licence to practise may suit doctors if they are not practising medicine but still want to keep their GMC registration. This allows them to show employers, overseas regulators and others that they remain in good standing with the GMC.

Any registered doctor (with or without a licence to practise) has agreed to abide by the principles and values set in our Good Medical Practice guidance (opens in a new window).

This status came into use on 16 November 2009.

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

 

 

Registered

This status was in use until 16 November 2009. After 16 November 2009, a registered doctor will either be Registered with a licence to practise or Registered without a licence to practise.

Before 16 November 2009 a doctor with the status of Registered would have held full registration or provisional registration. After 16 November 2009, a doctor with the status of Registered with a licence to practise will hold either full or provisional registration.

Any registered doctor has agreed to abide by the principles and values in our Good Medical Practice guidance (opens in a new window).

Different types of registration

You can find out what clinical duties the doctor was allowed to do with each registration type by clicking on the links below (links open in a new window):

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

 

 

Not Registered - administrative reason

This means the doctor is not permitted to (amongst other things):

To find out what else the doctor may not do, please see the complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration (opens in a new window) complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration.

This doctor once held registration but has allowed it to lapse because they did not pay the annual fee to maintain it or provide an address the GMC could rely on to contact them.

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

 

 

Not registered - deceased

This entry is made in the register when a doctor has died and we have received evidence of their death.

 

 

Not registered - erased after fitness to practise

This means the doctor is not permitted to (amongst other things):

To find out what else the doctor may not do, please see the complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration (opens in a new window) complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration.

What is a hearing? (opens in a new window)

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

 

 

Not registered - having relinquished registration

This means the doctor is not permitted to (amongst other things):

To find out what else the doctor may not do, please see the complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration (opens in a new window) complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration.

This doctor has applied to be removed from the register because a change in their circumstances (such as retirement, working abroad or a change of career) means they no longer need to be registered.

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

 

 

This doctor has conditions

This means the doctor’s registration is subject to conditions. Conditions restrict what the doctor can do.

The doctor is still allowed to work in clinical practice but must

and

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

Then click View to see the details of a Fitness to Practise status.

 

 

This doctor had conditions

This means the doctor had conditions on their registration on or after 20 October 2005, restricting the work they could do. The conditions no longer apply.

The doctor was allowed to work in clinical practice but had to

and

Conditions that expired before 20 October 2005 are not visible online. Please contact us for this information.

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

Then click View to see the details of a Fitness to Practise status.

 

 

This doctor has undertakings

This means the doctor has given the GMC or MPTS an undertaking or several undertakings.

An undertaking is an agreement between us and the doctor about the doctor's future practice. Undertakings might include restrictions on the doctor's practice or a commitment by the doctor to have medical supervision or retraining.

The doctor is still allowed to work in clinical practice but must

and

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

Then click View to see the details of a Fitness to Practise status.

 

 

This doctor had undertakings

This means the doctor had agreed to undertakings on or after 20 October 2005, but these have now expired.

An undertaking is an agreement between us and the doctor about the doctor's future practice. Undertakings might include restrictions on the doctor's practice or a commitment by the doctor to have medical supervision or retraining.

The doctor was still allowed to work in clinical practice but has to

and

Undertakings that expired before 20 October 2005 are not visible online. Please contact us for this information.

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

Then click View to see the details of a Fitness to Practise status.

 

 

This doctor has been given a warning

This means the GMC or MPTS has warned the doctor about some aspect of their practice. However, we have not restricted what they may do. The doctor may continue working in clinical practice as long as they are registered with a licence to practise.

Warnings are displayed on LRMP for five years.

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

Then click View to see the details of a Fitness to Practise status.

 

 

Suspended

This means the doctor is suspended from the register and for the time being is not permitted to (amongst other things):

Details of suspensions that expired before 20 October 2005 are not visible online. Please contact us for this information.

To find out what else the doctor may not do, please see the complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration (opens in a new window) complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration.

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

Then click View to see the details of a Fitness to Practise status.

 

 

Erased

This means that the doctor has been removed from the register following a hearing (opens in a new window) and is not permitted to (amongst other things):

To find out what else the doctor may not do, please see the complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration (opens in a new window) complete list of the legal privileges and obligations of registration.

If a doctor was erased before 20 October 2005 and has not restored to the register, their details will not be visible online. If they have restored to the register, their record will not show details of their erasure. Please contact us for this information.

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

Then click View to see the details of a Fitness to Practise status.

 

 

Not yet in force

This means there is some form of sanction on this doctor's registration (conditions, suspension or erasure) but it is not yet in force. The sanction will not apply until the appeal period has expired, or may not apply at all if the appeal is successful. The appeal period is usually 28 days after the hearing where the sanction was imposed (opens in a new window).

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

Then click View to see the details of a Fitness to Practise status.

 

 

Details of the doctor’s registration

The Doctor Details page shows the doctor’s current registration and licensing details. Click on the links to find out more about each detail:

Details

More Details

 

 

Primary Medical Qualification

This is the medical degree the doctor holds. The letters at the start of this line (for example MB) show the qualification type. The rest of the line shows the year they graduated and the university name.

 

 

Year of Qualification

This is the year the doctor's first medical degree was awarded. In most cases, this is the year they passed their medical exams. Where we do not know this, we shows the year the degree was formally conferred. This could be the same year, or some years later.

 

 

Provisional Registration Date

This is the date that the doctor gained provisional registration.

Provisional registration with a licence to practise only allows doctors to participate in programmes for provisionally registered doctors. This means that they can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts. Successful completion of such posts is marked by a Certificate of Experience. Most doctors complete this within 12 months.

The law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of post. That exclusion applies to service posts at F1 level and regardless of whether the post is substantive or locum. Provisionally registered doctors may only undertake locum appointments for training (LAT) posts with the approval of their medical school and where the Foundation School has been involved in the recruitment of the doctor to that post, the post is part of a programme and leads to the award of a Certificate of Experience.

 

 

Full Registration Date

This is the date that the doctor gained full registration.

Some doctors are required to work in an approved practice setting for a minimum of 12 months after being granted full registration with a licence to practise. These doctors are:

Click on 'Information for employers' to see if this doctor is required to work in an approved practice setting.

 

 

Specialist Register entry date

The Specialist Register entry date shows their specialty and the date they were first included on the Specialist Register. If the doctor has any sub-specialties, they may also be listed below the specialty with the date they were added.

Doctors may work in areas other than the specialty or specialties listed for them in the Specialist Register.

For many doctors the date of entry will be in 1996 as this is when the Specialist Register was established.

Where a sub-specialty is added at a later date, both the original specialty, and the specialty with sub-specialty in brackets, will be listed with the dates they were entered onto the Specialist Register.

For example:

You can see the doctor’s Specialist Register entry date on the Doctor Details page (choose Doctor Details from the left hand side).

Doctor Details

 

 

GP Register entry date

The GP Register entry date shows the date they were first entered on the GP Register.

To work as a general practitioner (GP) in the NHS, other than as a trainee, a doctor must have their name on the GP Register and be fully registered with a licence to practise.

For many doctors the date of entry will be 1 April 2006 as this is when the GP Register was established.

Read more about the GP register (opens in a new window)

You can see the doctor’s GP Register entry date on the Doctor Details page (choose Doctor Details from the left hand side).

Doctor Details

 

 

General Practice Restriction - This practitioner may not be a GP Principal

This means the doctor is not permitted to take up a career grade post of GP Principal in the National Health Service (NHS). GP posts the doctor may be permitted to take up include GP non-Principal, GP locum, GP Registrar and salaried GP. This information is likely to be relevant only to employers.

Read more about the GP register (opens in a new window)

 

 

General Practice Restriction - This practitioner may only provide a defined set of services

This means the doctor may only provide services from amongst those listed below.

If your GP has this status, and you believe they have provided a service that’s not in the above list, please contact us (opens in a new window).

Read more about the GP register (opens in a new window)

 

 

Hearing Date

When the doctor’s Details page shows the message "A hearing date has been set for this doctor", it means this doctor is due to appear before a GMC or MPTS panel and a date for that appearance has been set.

What is a hearing? (opens in a new window)

If you click on the "current list of hearings" link it will take you to the GMC’s online press office Events Calendar, which will give you more details about the hearing.

If you cannot see the doctor's hearing in the current month, please use the dropdown list to select future months. In most cases, hearings are scheduled to take place within the following four weeks. Occasionally they may be scheduled more than a month in advance.

 

 

Conditions on the doctor’s registration

Conditions restrict what the doctor can do.

Doctors with conditions are still allowed to work in clinical practice but must

and

The table displays information about the conditions including:

Any conditions that relate solely to a doctor’s health will not be listed.

 

 

Condition 'From' date

From shows the date the conditions came into force

 

 

Conditions 'To' date

To shows the date the conditions will end.

Undertakings on the doctor’s registration

Undertakings are an agreement between us and the doctor about the doctor's future practice.

The table displays information about undertakings on the doctor's registration including:

Any undertakings that relate solely to a doctor’s health will not be listed.

 

 

Undertakings 'From' date

From shows the date the undertakings came into force.

 

 

Undertakings 'To' date

To shows the date the undertakings will end (the majority of undertakings do not have an end date).

 

 

The doctor has received the following warnings

A warning is not a restriction on the doctor’s registration. The doctor is allowed to continue working as long as they are registered with a licence to practise.

The table displays information about any warnings on the doctor's registration including:

 

 

Warnings 'From' date

From shows the date the warnings came into force

 

 

Warnings 'To' date

To shows the date the warning will cease to be published on LRMP.

Doctor History Page

What is the Doctor History page?

This shows the history of the doctor’s registration and fitness to practise since 20 October 2005.

If you need to know whether the doctor was registered before 20 October 2005, please contact us (opens in a new window).

The Doctor History page is divided into three tables which show:

To see the doctor’s history, choose Doctor History from the menu on the left:

Doctor History

Then click View to see the details of a Fitness to Practise status.

 

 

Fitness to practise history table

The Fitness to practise history table shows any sanctions (erasure, suspension, conditions) or undertakings that have applied or still apply to the doctor’s registration since 20 October 2005.

Suspensions or conditions imposed by an Interim Orders Panel where the case is subsequently closed with no impairment or no warning will not be listed.

To view the details of any of the sanctions or undertakings, click on View on the right hand side.

If you want to know more about the Status showing in the Fitness to practise history you can read more about statuses here (opens in a new window).

 

 

Fitness to practise history 'From'

From shows the start date of any restriction that has applied or still applies to a doctor’s registration.

 

 

Fitness to practise history 'To'

To shows the end date of any restriction on a doctor’s registration.

 

 

Registration and licensing history table

The Registration and licensing history table shows all periods of the doctor’s registration, and their status on the register during that period, since 20 October 2005.

If you want to know more about the Status showing in the Registration licensing history you can read more about statuses here (opens in a new window).

 

 

Registration history 'From'

From shows the date this status on the register began.

 

 

Registration history 'To'

To shows the date this status on the register ended. If To is blank, this is the doctor’s current status on the Register.

 

 

Hearings

The Hearings table shows appearances the doctor has made at disciplinary hearings. This will include:

 

 

What is a hearing?

A Fitness to Practise hearing is a formal hearing where a panel consider whether a doctor is fit to be on the Register, with or without restrictions,

Hearings are usually held in the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) offices in Manchester.

You can read more about Fitness to Practise Panels or Interim Orders Panels on our website.

 

 

Hearing date

This is the date that the panel concluded.

 

 

Panel

This is the name of the panel that held the hearing. This can be a Fitness to Practise Panel, an Interim Orders Panel or the Investigation Committee.