The requirements

You must provide a health and character declaration.

You must declare if you have been convicted of any criminal offence or issued with a formal caution.

You will be asked to declare if you have been subject to any adverse determination that your fitness to practise is impaired by a professional or regulatory body (including those responsible for regulating or licensing a health and social care profession).

Your character is central to the Code. This requirement asks you to declare that your health and character are sufficiently good to enable you to practise safely and effectively, and to declare any cautions or convictions. You don’t need to collect evidence to prove you meet this requirement – you just need to complete the declarations when making your application.

You may find our detailed guidance on how we consider health and character issues useful.

If you are declaring a caution or conviction, see Informing us of cautions and convictions on our main website.