General Medical Council (GMC)

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The General Medical Council works to protect patient safety and improve medical education and practice across the UK. 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 they 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).


The medical Register

You can search their medical register to find a list of doctors in the United Kingdom and their registration status, training and other useful information.

Contact Details

0161 923 6602 General Enquiries



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

Other Info

Opening times:
Office Hours: Mon to Fri 8.30 am–4.30 pm Phone Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am–5 pm

Tube: Great Portland Street Bus: 18, 27, 30, 88, 205, 453

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

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