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General Medical Council (GMC)

Overview

The General Medical Council works to protect patient safety and improve medical education and practice across the UK.  The website shows the ways they do this, and how they set and deliver their aims.

They work with doctors, employers, educators, patients and other key stakeholders in the UK’s healthcare systems. Workshops are offered to doctors and access to their data and research.

The work we do is set out by the Medical Act 1983 and it covers five areas – the medical register, standards for doctors, education & training, revalidation and addressing concerns.

They investigate and act on concerns about doctors

When a serious concern is raised about a doctor’s behaviour or the way they do their job, they assess whether they need to investigate it. They usually investigate cases where the doctor is putting the safety of patients, or the public’s confidence in doctors, at risk.  As part of their investigations they collect and review evidence. At the end of the process they may issue advice or a warning to the doctor, or they may agree with the doctor that he or she will restrict their practice, retrain or work under supervision. In some situations they refer the case to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

Contact Details

Phone:
0161 923 6602 General Enquiries

Email:
gmc@gmc-uk.org

Website:
http://www.gmc-uk.org

Address:
General Medical Council, Regent's Place, 350 Euston Road, London NW1 3JN

Other Info

Opening times:
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm, Sat 9am - 5pm

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The GMC is a registered charity in England and Wales (1089278)

Last updated:
15th January 2020