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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 application to see if you can register directly in the ...

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

Application form exemption BES islands

Do you want to work on Bonaire, St Eustatius or Saba (BES islands) as a doctor, dentist, pharmacist or midwife? Then you will ...

Form | 03-03-2017