18 March 2020 – Allowed nurses and doctors with expired registration to return to work

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Dutch Government has allowed former nurses and doctors to return to work without needing to renew their national registrations, known as BIG registration.

All healthcare professionals in the Netherlands must renew their BIG registration every five years, which allows the public to see what they can and cannot do and if they have the right qualifications. The new measure allows former nurses and doctors (whose registration has expired from 1 January 2018) from being removed from the BIG register to help combat COVID-19 if required.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/03/18/bruins-zet-deur-open-voor-voormalig-verpleegkundigen-en-artsen