Emergency registers to permanently close

It has been confirmed by the government that temporary registration will end next year.

4 December 2023

Emergency temporary registers for health professionals - introduced as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic - will permanently close on 31 March 2024.

Beyond this date, professionals will no longer be able to practise with temporary registration or a temporary licence and will need to join the relevant permanent register if they wish to continue practising.

This applies to the temporary registers of four health professional regulators. More information about registration processes can be found on each individual regulator’s website:

Any professionals intending to apply to a permanent register are advised to do so as soon as possible.