Updating your details
How to change your name or address
You should keep your contact details up to date in your NMC Online account.
This includes your name, postal address and email address.
Changing your name
It’s really important that you’re registered using the same name that you practice in. It helps your patients, the public, and employers to find the right information about your registration.
You can update your registered name in your NMC Online account. You’ll need to provide:
- your new name and title
- a copy of an official document confirming the name change (see list below for documents we accept)
- the surname and PIN of a referee who can verify your name change
Choosing a referee
We ask for a reference for extra security. It helps to reduce the risk of fraud, protecting your data and our register.
Your referee has to be another registered nurse, midwife or nursing associate with an NMC Online account.
We’ll email to ask them to confirm your name change within 28 days.
Documents we accept
For all of the documents below, we can only accept files in the following formats: pdf, gif, png, jpg and jpeg.
Please make sure the document is readable when you submit it.
|Reason for name change||Documents we need|
|I got married or had a civil ceremony, my surname and/or title have changed||
|My surname and/or title has changed because of a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership||
|I’ve legally changed one of my first names and my surname||
|My details were wrong – I’d like to correct them||
|I’ve legally changed one of my first names||
|I’m reverting to a previous surname (for example, a maiden name). I was previously registered with the NMC under this name||
|My title has changed (for example, to Doctor)||
Changing your postal or email address
You can update your postal address, email address or geographical area in the account services section of your NMC Online account.
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