Updating your details
How to change your name or address
Changing your name
Why does it matter?
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.
How do I change my name?
Please use your NMC Online account to change your name. There, we’ll ask you to give us:
- your new name and title
- a copy of the official document confirming the name change (check the table below to see what documents we accept). Please make sure the document is readable when you submit this.
We’ll also ask you for the surname and Pin of a referee who can verify the name change you’re asking for. We’ll email them, and we’ll give them 28 days to get back to us.
We ask for a reference for extra security. It helps to reduce the risk of fraud, protecting your data, and our register.
Who can be a referee?
Your referee has to be another registered nurse or midwife with an NMC Online account. If they’re not on our register (for example, because they’ve retired or are suspended) they can’t confirm your name change.
Documents we need
For all of the documents below, we can only accept files in the following formats: pdf, gif, png, jpg and jpeg.
|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)||
Change of address or email address
If you wish to change your address, email address or geographical area, the easiest way to do this is via the account services section on your NMC Online account.
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