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How can I get a doctor's certificate legalised?

A doctor’s certificate for essential medicines to take abroad can be legalised by CAK. Other declarations can be legalised ...

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What should I do with a complaint about a healthcare professional?

If you are unhappy about the treatment, you should first talk to your healthcare provider. On this page you also find information ...

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Why is it useful to check the BIG-register?

The BIG-register shows you whether a healthcare professional is licensed to practice according to Dutch quality standards.

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How do I search the BIG-register?

You can easily find a healthcare professional in the BIG-register by using the Search function on our website. You can also call ...

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What does 'BIG' mean?

The Individual Healthcare Professions Act (BIG Act) regulates the qualification of healthcare professionals to practice in the ...

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What is a validated copy?

A validated copy is a copy with an original stamp and signature or initial from the programme concerned or from a notary within ...

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Do I need to inform the BIG-register of a change of address?

If you live in the Netherlands you do not need to inform us about a change of address. If you are going to live abroad, send us ...

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List of legally recognized specialisms

Would you like to have your specialism recognized in the BIG-register? See which specialisms are legally recognized.

Circular | 03-03-2017

List of approved diplomas

Check the list of approved diplomas and then consult our online advice wizard to see if you can register directly in the BIG ...

Circular | 03-03-2017

Decree functional autonomy (Besluit functionele zelfstandigheid)

The decree ‘Besluit functionele zelfstandigheid’ states that nurses, denturists and oral hygienists can carry out so-called ...

Regulation | 03-03-2017