DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER

The General Medical Council allocates all doctors a GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER on their first contact with the General Medical Council.

A doctor can be both a GENERAL PRACTITIONER and a Hospital CONSULTANT, and therefore hold a DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER, GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE and a CONSULTANT CODE simultaneously.

Doctor Index Number Code Table

Practitioner
Code Type

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DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER 0-90-90-90-90-90-9Health and Social Care Information CentreGMPs in England & WalesDIN Allocated to a doctor upon applying to enter General Medical Practice in England or Wales
 

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shortnameDIN
pluralDOCTOR INDEX NUMBERS