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  1. 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 ...

    Frequently asked questions

  2. 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.

    Frequently asked questions

  3. What does 'BIG' mean?

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

    Frequently asked questions

  4. 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 ...

    Frequently asked questions

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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