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Monitoring Report - GMC 2021/22

14 Dec 2022
  • 2022
  • Performance Reviews

Key facts & figures:

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Regulates the practice of doctors in the United Kingdom
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355,060 professionals on the register as at 30 September 2022
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£408 annual registration fee

Standards of good regulation met:

Total standards met:

18 out of 18

General standards:

5 out of 5

Guidance & Standards:

2 out of 2

Education & Training:

2 out of 2


4 out of 4

Fitness to Practise:

5 out of 5


Key findings

  • This year, the GMC has continued work towards its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion fairness targets. It has also worked on two reviews arising from specific concerns: its Regulatory Fairness Review and its learning review of the case of Dr Arora. We will closely monitor how it responds to the recommendations from these reviews.
  • The GMC launched its consultation on the review of Good Medical Practice this year. The GMC will also review 10 pieces of explanatory guidance; we think it is important that this review includes incorporating recommendations for doctors using social media into formal guidance.
  • The GMC has continued its work to bring Physician Associates (PAs) and Anaesthesia Associates (AAs) into regulation. In this review period, it has designed routes to registration for existing and future PAs and AAs, and has published standards for education. The GMC is considering revalidation options for PAs and AAs, and intends to engage with stakeholders.
  • In fitness to practise, there have been some improvements in how long it takes to progress cases, as the GMC recovers from the effects of the pandemic, though the overall time taken remains longer than we would wish. The GMC has reduced its caseload and number of old cases since last year. We note this as positive progress, however we expect the current trends to continue and significant improvements to performance.


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