How to search the register

Glossary of terms used in search the register results

Our register shows the nurses, midwives and nursing associates who can practise in the UK.

You can search the register for free. We have a separate search tool for employers.

Using the search tool

Every person on our register is given a unique registration code called a PIN. You’ll get the most accurate results if you search by PIN.

A nurse, midwife or nursing associate should tell you their PIN, when asked, if you’re using their services.

If you don’t know their PIN, you can search by first and last name. However, this might return more than one result.

Understanding the results

Our tool will show the following details for the person you’re searching for:

  • Name
  • Registration status
  • Geographical location
  • Expiry date
  • Register entry
  • Start date
  • Recorded qualifications

We use different terms to describe the registration status of those on our register. See the glossary below for more details.

Glossary of terms

You may see any of the following terms used to describe someone’s registration status.

Registered

This nurse, midwife or nursing associate is on our register with no restrictions or cautions.

Not currently practising

This nurse, midwife or nursing associate has told us that they’re no longer practising, but they remain on the register until their current registration period expires.

Removed by a fitness to practise (FtP) panel

This nurse, midwife or nursing associate is not allowed to practise if they have been struck off or removed from the register.

Suspended by an FtP panel

This nurse, midwife or nursing associate is not allowed to practise if they have been suspended from the register for a fixed period. The suspension order will be reviewed before it expires and might be replaced or revoked.

Voluntarily removed

This nurse, midwife or nursing associate is not allowed to practise if they have admitted that their fitness to practise is impaired and they have no intention of practising again. They can request to voluntarily remove their name from the register.

Interim suspension order

This nurse, midwife or nursing associate is not allowed to practise, following the making of an interim suspension order by a FtP panel. This will remain in place while we investigate allegations about their fitness to practise or pending an appeal. This interim suspension order will be regularly reviewed and might be replaced or revoked.

Conditions of practice order

The circumstances under which someone or our register can practise are restricted following a final order by a FtP panel. These conditions can be in place for one to three years. They are reviewed before they expire and might be replaced, varied or revoked.

Interim conditions

The circumstances under which someone on our register can practise are currently restricted following the making of an interim conditions of practice order. This will remain while we investigate allegations about their fitness to practise or pending an appeal. These conditions will be regularly reviewed and might be replaced, varied or revoked.

Undertakings

These are agreed measures to address areas of practice which cause a current clinical risk to patients. Undertakings include steps that should be taken within defined time periods to demonstrate remediation. If undertakings are agreed, they will be published on our register in all cases, with a brief summary of the regulatory concern (except in cases relating to health).

Sanction pending

This is where someone has had a final sanction imposed on them by a fitness to practise panel, but it will not take effect until the end of a 28 day appeal period or the outcome of any appeal. Their practice may be restricted by an interim order in the meantime.

Caution order

This is where someone on our register is allowed to practise without any restriction but has been made the subject of a caution order following a final order by a FtP panel. This can last from between one and five years.

Warnings

This is a public marking (on our register) of serious concerns about someone on our register without the need for a hearing. Warnings are only appropriate where the individual shows insight, remediation, and there is no risk to patients. Warnings will be published for 12 months on our register, including a short summary of the regulatory concern.

No Recorded Qualifications found

This means an individual has no additional qualifications added to their registration.

Actions imposed before 1 January 2008

In the case of those who are removed or suspended from the register under an order, records are shown only when these actions have been imposed since 1 January 2008.

The names of individuals made the subject of striking off orders, removal orders and suspension orders before 1 January 2008 will not be displayed as part of these search results, although the orders may still be in place and valid. Further information is available from us on request.