Healthcare Professionals Registries

Nivel maintains the following registries: General Practitioners, Midwives, Remedial therapists and Occupational therapists.

Doel Aim

The aim of the healthcare professionals registries is to monitor on a continuous basis of the number, composition and regional supply of healthcare professionals.

OrganisatieProfessions of which Nivel maintains a registry:

  • General Practitioners
  • Midwives
  • Remedial therapists
  • Occupational therapists

Producten en dienstenMethodology

Via questionnaires, data is gathered about characteristics of the workforce, such as:

  • gender
  • age
  • labour market entry preferences
  • expected age and motives for ending the career
  • working part time
  • employment by type of practice
  • the share of patient-related working time

NPCG monitorMonitoring the labour market over time

For most professions long time series of data exist. This makes it possible to monitor changes in labour market behaviour over time. Since 1975 Nivel has collected career data on all GPs that work in The Netherlands, since 1993 on all midwives. For remedial therapists and occupational therapists labour market research is conducted on a two-year basis since 2006, making it possible to signal changes over time.


The Healthcare Professionals Registries are financed by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.

Meer wetenMore information

For more information about the Healthcare Professionals Registries for research purposes, you can contact (one of) the Nivel contact(s) on the right.
For more information about Nivel as a partner in healthcare services research in general, please feel free to contact our progamme manager international projects Inge van Houdt PhD.
We are looking forward tot get in touch with you.


<p>Batenburg, R.</p> . Healthcare Professionals Registries. From: [Last update 19-February-2021; consulted on 04-March-2021]. URL: