How to check a UK Doctor’s Registration

Find a Medical Doctor’s Registration

You can check a UK doctor’s registration status online. You will need certain details to be able to do so. If you do not have all of them you can still perform a search.

You will need sufficient of the following details to be able to check on a doctor’s registration:-


First Name

Surname or Family Name

You can also use a ‘sounds like’ function, in search.

Registration Number, if known

You can select whether the doctor is male or female

A UK registered doctor is known a a Registered Medical Practitioner in UK law:

Check the Registration of a UK Doctor (GMC Website)

If the doctor’s name cannot be found, try to obtain more details. It is a criminal offence for someone to claim to be a registered doctor when they are not one.

A doctor will be content to show you identification to prove that they are who they claim to be. So do not be afraid to ask.

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