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We recommend you only choose practitioners who are regulated or on an Accredited Register

It is important that people who work in health and care are trained, skilled and treat patients and service users well. Regulators and accredited registers help to keep you safe by ‘registering’ health and care practitioners - you should check a practitioner’s registration when you:

  • Pay for private services from a health or care practitioner
  • Employ a health or care practitioner
  • Commission services from a health or care practitioner
  • Have concerns about a practitioner

Registers

General Medical Council (GMC)

The General Medical Council regulates doctors in the United Kingdom. They set standards, hold a register, quality assure education and investigate complaints.

How we oversee the General Medical Council

We review the performance of the General Medical Council each year. We give our report to Parliament and publish our report on our website. We also review every decision made by the regulator's final fitness to practise panels. We include recent cases on this page. See more cases.

We have now published our latest performance review for the GMC.


How is the GMC meeting the Standards in its latest review?

GMC 2017-18 PR screenshot

Concerned about a practitioner? Contact their occupation’s register directly