The Council acknowledges the impact of flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle on practitioners and whānau in all affected areas. If you have been impacted by the cyclone and have any issues or concerns surrounding annual practising certificate renewal, please do not hesitate to contact the Council if you need to speak with us about your application.


Practising Certificate renewals are open from 14 February until 31 March. 

Changing your details

If you are registered with the Council, you are required under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 to promptly notify the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand of any changes to your details: name and/or address.

Even if you are not currently practising in your profession, as long as you remain on the register, you must notify the Council of any change to your details.

Notice of a name change must be accompanied by a certified copy of your marriage certificate, deed poll, or statutory declaration. These documents must be certified as a true copy by a Justice of the Peace, or a solicitor, or an official authorised to make statutory declarations.