This section is for applicants who have previously been on the Register and would like to re-join it
Operating department practitioners: how to rejoin the HCPC Register if you’ve been removed
We accept applications for readmission via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can only accept these in certain formats, please read the guidance on the first page of the application pack before making your application.
Registrants wishing to rejoin the Register need to undertake certain requirements, these may vary depending upon how long they have been out of practice.
We have defined ‘practising your profession’ as drawing on your professional skills and knowledge in the course of your work while being registered. This does not have to be in clinical or ‘frontline’ practice and can include roles in education, management and research, or other areas.
Return to practice requirement
|0-2 years out of practice||No requirement
Apply for readmission
|2 or more years out of practice||You must complete either 30 or 60 days of updating your skills and knowledge (depending on how long you have been out of practice) within the twelve months before you apply for readmission to the Register
Read our returning to practice requirements
If you meet this requirement you can apply for readmisson
Readmission - frequently asked questions
The fee we ask you to pay once your application has been checked is called a readmission fee.
This is a non refundable payment of £245.30 and includes the first year (or part year) of registration.
The readmission fee is not payable if your name was removed from the Register less than once month from the date, we receive your application.
Once we’ve received your readmission form and fee, we’ll process them as quickly as possible. Our service level is 10 working days for this, but it can be much quicker.
An updating period is number of days in which you update your skills and knowledge.
The application forms ask for a summary of the activities that you have undertaken in this period, including the number of days spent on each area. It will need to be countersigned by a health and care professional from your part of the register to confirm that the information is correct.
If you have been in practice outside of the UK we also need you to provide us with some additional information about where you have been working and whether you were registered elsewhere. If this is the case, we will request it via email.
We ask applicants for this information so we can tell if:
- they are who they say they are;
- they meet our standards; and
- we can contact them if we need to.
You may also be asked to provide supporting information, for example in the case of international applications where a qualification isn’t recognised. If this is the case we will contact you via email.
More information and application forms
Restoration of title
If you have previously been registered but have been out of practice for more than two years (or have been practising outside of the UK), you'll be applying for 'restoration of title'.
This application process is the same as readmission. If you meet the requirements detailed above, you can apply by filling out the readmission form.