Frequently asked questions
As a Medical Doctor, Pharmacist and some other professions, you are not allowed to consult without a so-called BIG registration.
Please visit the governments' website here
The BIG register recognizes the qualifications of foreign healthcare professionals who would like to work in the Dutch healthcare sector. Some can enroll directly. Others must obtain official recognition of their professional qualifications or a certificate of competence.
Being listed in the BIG register entitles you to:
Use the legally protected title(s) belonging to your profession
Consult in your profession independently.
Doctors, dentists and midwives may carry out certain reserved procedures independently.
You are subject to the disciplinary rules of the relevant professional association.
To begin specialist training in your professional field.
The BIG register secures which professions are practiced by its registrants. BIG registration means a healthcare professional may conduct practice (for which he or she is registered) independently.