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

We are currently receiving higher numbers of applications than usual and this has caused a considerable delay to our international application process and service level. We advise you to not make any arrangements which may depend upon the approval of your application with us. We are working hard to achieve our standard processing times and we thank you for your continued patience.

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 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

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.

Page updated on: 12/05/2022