Accessing the BIG register

Some healthcare professionals are obliged to register in the BIG register, such as doctors and physiotherapists. People in these professions are only allowed practise if they are registered in the BIG register. The BIG register provides clarity about the healthcare professional’s qualifications and entitlement to practice. It will also show you whether a disciplinary measure, such as a suspension, has been imposed. The BIG register also provides recognition of foreign diplomas.

Last checked on 10 August 2021

Accessing the BIG register

You can search the BIG register. You can search by the provider’s name or by BIG number. Every registered healthcare professional has a unique, personal BIG number. Ask your healthcare professional for their BIG number.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Law on the different categories of health care professionals

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