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

As a result of the measures introduced by the government in response to COVID-19, we are now adapting our ways of working.

As such are now allowing applications for registration to be sent to us via email to, which we can only accept in specific formats.

Please read the guidance included in the application pack very carefully before sending us your application and take note of the new information on the first page.

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

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.

Page updated on: 07/01/2020