General Medical Council

The GMC is an independent organisation that helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice across the UK.

  • They decide which doctors are qualified to work here and oversee UK medical education and training.
  • They set the standards that doctors need to follow, and make sure that they continue to meet these standards throughout their careers.
  • They take action when they believe a doctor may be putting the safety of patients, or the public’s confidence in doctors, at risk.

Every patient should receive a high standard of care. Their role is to help achieve that by working closely with doctors, their employers and patients, to make sure that the trust patients have in their doctors is fully justified.

Last updated on 24/08/2015

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