This information is for current registrants who have a health condition or disability. If you are not yet registered, or are an education provider, our guide on health, disability and becoming a health and care professional may provide support.
We are committed to ensuring that we set up processed that are fair to disabled people and to people whose practise may be affected by their health.
You should tell us about your health condition if it affects your ability to practise safely and effectively. You should also tell us if you are not sure whether your health condition affects (or could affect) your ability to practise, or what steps you need to take to stay safe and effective.
If you have a realistic, informed idea of the limits of your safe practice and can manage your health appropriately within this, your registration is unlikely to be affected.
We produce resources that explain how and when to tell us about a change in your health, if you are an existing registrant.
Health and character declarations
We provide our publications in alternative formats free of charge, to support those with aural and visual impairments. The accessible formats include Braille, large print and audio. They are available upon request.
To make a request, please contact our Publishing team with the title of the publication, the format you would like to receive it in, and your contact details.
Although we can’t change our registration requirements, as these exist to protect the public and apply equally to all our registrants, if your disability prevents you from following our procedures we can make adjustments to them within reasonable limits.
To request an adjustment, please contact our Registration team with your registration details, details of your health condition or disability, and the procedure in question.
We believe that disabled people have an important contribution to make to the professions we regulate and have unique experiences which would be of benefit to service users and carers.
We want to encourage people with the desire and potential to become health and care professionals to consider education and training and a career in a profession which we regulate.
This guidance sets out relevant disability law and the process of becoming a health and care professional.