List of Registered Medical Practitioners Help

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Introduction

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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:

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What is on the List of Registered Medical Practitioners

The following sections explain:

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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.

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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:

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Determinations (known as ‘minutes’ where they were uploaded before 29 May 2015) available on the List of Registered Medical Practitioners

The determinations (known as ‘minutes’ where they were uploaded before 29 May 2015) 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 determinations of these GMC and MPTS bodies on the List of Registered Medical Practitioners:

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

The determinations of interim orders tribunals and hearings that relate exclusively to a doctor’s health are not published because they contain confidential information.

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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.

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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).

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Contact Us

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

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You can read about the following topics in this section:

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How do I use the search Page?

Enter your search criteria and click Search.

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Search for a doctor

You can search for a doctor's details using:

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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.

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Given name

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

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Surname

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

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Gender

This will be "man" or "woman".

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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’.

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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.

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Unsuccessful search

Search Results following a search using a doctor’s GMC reference number should only show exact matches. If you cannot 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.

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Annual Fee Due Date

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

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Status

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

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

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Registered with a licence to practise (including the status Temporary registration 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).

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:

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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.

Doctors are allowed to hold provisional registration for a maximum of three years and 30 days (1125 days).

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.

 

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Registered without a licence to practise (including the status Temporary registration 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).

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:

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Registered

The licence to practise was introduced on 16 November 2009.

Before 16 November 2009 a doctor with the status of Registered would have held full registration or provisional registration.

On or after 16 November 2009, a doctor with the status of Registered will hold full registration or provisional registration either with or without a licence to practise.

Doctors holding temporary registration and a licence will have the status Temporary registration with a licence to practise.

All registered doctors must 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:

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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).

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:

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Not registered - deceased

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

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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).

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

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

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Not registered - erased for false declaration

This means that the doctor’s name has been removed from the register following a decision by the Registrar that they made a false declaration when they applied for registration, that their fitness to practise was impaired and they should not have been registered.

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).

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

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Not registered - erased for fraudulent application

This means that the person’s name has been removed from the register following a decision by the Registrar that registration was fraudulently obtained.

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).

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

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Not registered - having relinquished 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.

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).

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

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Not registered - provisional registration has expired

This means the doctor is no longer permitted to take part in programmes for provisionally registered doctors. This means they can no longer continue their foundation training in the UK. Doctors are allowed to hold provisional registration for a maximum of three years and 30 days (1125 days). This doctor has held provisional registration for the maximum length of time and cannot apply for provisional registration again in the UK.

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

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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

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

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

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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:

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

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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:

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

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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:

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

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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:

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

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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).

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

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

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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).

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:

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

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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:

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

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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:

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