Licence Renewal 2017

Getting ready for licence renewal

We are getting ready for licence renewal and this year we have set up a dedicated renewal email address,

All correspondence relating to renewal will be sent from this address and you will be able to contact our Renewal Team directly through this email if you have any queries.

We will be contacting all Nominated Practice Contacts (NPC) in September to confirm the practice details and payment method in advance of making payment for practice and individual licences in October.

We will be asking NPC’s if your practice will be making a bulk payment for individual licences, and if so, confirming the payment method.  If your practice does not currently pay the practice fee and compensation fund contribution by Direct Debit, we will give you the opportunity to do so.

This year, declarations will be sent out to all individuals to complete and return in advance of being able to make payment for their licence. They will be sent by email for you to sign and send back to our Renewals Team.

If you are a Nominated Practice Contact, look out for the first email by Friday 15th September from our Renewals Team. 


Simplifying your licence number

We have been maintaining multiple format ID numbers for practices and individuals since we migrated to a new database in 2015. Now we are tidying up those formats. 

We are planning a transition to the new numbering system over the 2017-2018 licensing year.


Individual licences

All individual licences will move to the new numbering system by 1st November 2017. Examples of existing numbering formats are illustrated below:

  • 1234(5) (if your licence number is currently displayed in this format, it will not change)
  • 1234(5) / 123456 (licence numbers in this format will change to the new, simpler format)
  • 1234(5) / 1A3B5C7 (licence numbers in this format will change to the new, simpler format)


Practice licences

All Practice licences will move to the new format by 1st November 2018. 

We know that some of your practice's marketing material may display your current Practice Licence number and we have set this longer timetable to ensure you are able to continue to use your existing stock and to provide sufficient time for you to plan for the changeover in your marketing materials.

An example of how your new licence number will be displayed for the 2017-18 licence year could be "Licence Number: 1234(5) (Previously 1234/567891)."

If you are planning on creating new marketing materials you can opt to have the new number on a reissued licence any time before 1st November 2017 by emailing Alternatively, you will need to use your new 4 or 5 digit licence number in your marketing materials by 1st November 2018. 

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