None of the records of doctors or nurses held at The National Archives is available online. The original copies of the following online records are all held elsewhere.
Medical registers 1859-1959
Search UK Medical Registers on Ancestry.co.uk (£) for lists of doctors with their residence, qualification and date of registration.
Medical directories 1845-1942
Search Medical directories on Ancestry.co.uk (£) for lists of practising and retired doctors in Britain and British colonies. It was not compulsory for a doctor to be listed. The original directories are held at the Wellcome Library.
Medical and dental student registers 1882-1937
Search for UK Medical and dental student registers compiled by the General Medical Council on Ancestry.co.uk (£) for records of all students of medicine and dentistry studying in the UK between 1882 and 1937. The original registers are held at the Wellcome Library.
Nursing registers 1898-1968
Search the nursing registers held at the Royal College of Nursing on Ancestry.co.uk (£). Before the General Nursing Council was established in 1919 the registers were kept independently by individual hospitals and this collection brings many of those registers together, along with the central registers which were subsequently compiled.
Queen’s Nursing Institute Roll of Nurses 1891-1931
Search the Roll of Nurses from the Queen’s Nursing Institute on Ancestry.co.uk (£) for basic career and biographical details of nurses enrolled at this community nursing charity.
Midwives Roll 1904-1959
Search the Midwives Roll on Ancestry.co.uk (£) for the date of enrolment, qualifications and address of midwives practicing between 1904 to 1959. The original rolls are held at the Wellcome Library.