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Stay registered without practising

A doctor may choose to stay on the medical register as non-practising, and will not be issued a practising certificate.

At the time of renewing your practising certificate, you may choose to stay on the register as non-practising. This may be for reasons to retain your status on the medical register. 

You should read our policy for absence of practising for 3 or more years as it may affect you when you request a certificate to start practising again

Download Returning to practice after 3 years policy 

Alternatively you may cancel your registration and apply for restoration to the register when you want to start practising again.  This is a relatively simple process, unless you do not meet requirements to be fit for registration.


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