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This section is for applicants who have previously been on the Register and would like to re-join it

We accept applications for readmission via email to We can only accept these in certain formats, please read the guidance on the first page of the application pack before making your application.


Readmission requirements

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 24 months* before you apply for readmission to the Register

* We would usually require that all of an applicant's updating is completed, from start to finish, within the 12 months before they apply for registration or readmission. We are temporarily extending this period to 24 months due to COVID-19

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 £290.90 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.

    More information about updating periods


  • 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 been struck off the Register and wish to rejoin it, you'll be applying for 'restoration of title'. This can be done if your name was removed five or more years ago following a fitness to practice proceeding.

To apply for restoration of title, you'll need to fill in the readmission form. After this our team will contact you and outline the next steps. You can only make one application for restoration of title per year (12 months). 

Page updated on: 09/07/2024