Closing the temporary register

At the start of the pandemic in 2020, the UK Government introduced emergency legislation which allowed nursing and midwifery professionals to support the response to the Covid-19 pandemic by joining a temporary register.

We have had an overwhelming response from healthcare professionals offering their skills and services to help with this unprecedented challenge. However, following the Government’s “Living with Covid” plan, we will no longer be able to accept new applicants onto the Covid-19 temporary register.

We have also received confirmation from the UK Government that our temporary register will close on 30 September 2022.

If you are on our temporary register and wish to continue practising after 30 September 2022 you will need to join the permanent register. 

Find out more about joining the permanent register

Opting out of the temporary register

If you are on the temporary register and would like to opt-out you can do it on this form

If you are an overseas candidate wishing to opt-out of the temporary register please use this form