Nivel Healthcare Professionals Registries

Nivel features the registries of the following healthcare professions: General Practitioners, Midwives, Remedial therapists and Occupational therapists.

One of the Nivel national databases

Nivel Healthcare Professionals Registries is part of Nivel's research infrastructure, which consists of panels, national databases and monitors. With this research infrastructure, Nivel provides relevant information from different perspectives: that of patients, clients and citizens, that of healthcare providers and that of the organisation of healthcare.


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

Professions of which Nivel maintains a registryProfessions of which Nivel maintains a registry

We collect data of the following professions in the field of healthcare:

  • General practitioners
  • Midwives
  • Remedial therapists
  • Occupational therapists


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.

Monitoring the labour market over timeMonitoring 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 we collect these data on all midwives in the Netherlands.
For remedial therapists and occupational therapists labour market research is conducted on a two-year basis since 2006.

Privacy protection

We value the privacy of people and organisations that participate in our registrations. In our Privacy Regulations for the Registrations of Healthcare Professionals (in Dutch) we state what data we collect, how we manage it, what data we may provide to third parties and what the rights of the registered participants are. Hereby we adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), that took effect in EU 2018:

  • Researchers have no access to identifiable data of participants (e.g. name, address, citizen service number).
  • Research results cannot be traced back to individual persons, healthcare providers or organisations.
  • Participating healthcare providers may withdraw from Nivel's registrations at any time, without stating reasons.


Results of research with the Healthcare Professionals Registries you can find at Publications on this website, where you can fill in your own search terms (such as 'healthcare professionals' and 'labour market'.


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

What can we do for you?What can we do for you?

For more information about the Healthcare Professionals Registries for research purposes, please contact (one of) the Nivel contact(s) on the right.
More information on conducting research together with Nivel in general, you will find at Nivel, partner in international research.
We look forward to getting in touch with you.


Batenburg, R. Nivel Healthcare Professionals Registries. From: [Last update 01-February-2024; consulted on 21-April-2024]. URL: