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This page provides information on how to readmit to the register after a break or lapse in registration. It also covers return to practice courses and how to return to the register if your name has been removed.

Readmission to the register

If you have previously been on our register and you wish to re-join after a break, you will need to meet some requirements and apply for readmission via NMC Onl

Working with a lapsed registration

You cannot work as a nurse or midwife without effective registration

Return to practice course

How to find a course

Returning to the register after voluntary removal

How to join the register if you have previously agreed to voluntary removal

Readmissions after fitness to practise sanction

The process for a nurse or midwife rejoining the register after being removed by a panel

Update registration using NMC Online

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