Covid-19 temporary register snapshot – 2 July 2020

Analysis of responses to our survey of professionals on the temporary register

In March 2020, we established a Covid-19 temporary register to support the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Covid-19 temporary register is made up of three groups of people: those who left our permanent register in the last three years, those who left our permanent register in the last three to five years and eligible overseas registration candidates.

This report gives a snapshot of our temporary register on 2 July 2020.


Where this data comes from

Most of the data in the report comes from responses to a survey we sent to those on the temporary register asking about EDI characteristics, employment and likelihood of joining the permanent register. For some EDI characteristics, we combined this with data we already held in our systems to improve the completeness of the data.

At the time, there were 14,243 people on the temporary register. 9,433 of these people responded to the survey (a response rate of 66.2 percent).

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our survey. Your insight gives us a better picture of the temporary register to support the ongoing Covid-19 workforce and response planning.