General Medical Council

GMCstruck offMedical RegisterGeneral Medical Council (GMC)General MedicalGeneral Medical Council (UK)General Medical RegisterremovedstruckUK medical register
The General Medical Council (GMC) is a public body that maintains the official register of medical practitioners within the United Kingdom.wikipedia
495 Related Articles

British Medical Association

BMAProvincial Medical and Surgical AssociationB.M.A.
Parliament, since the enactment of the 1858 Act, has conferred on the GMC powers to grant various legal benefits and responsibilities to those medical practitioners who are registered with the GMC - a public body and association, as described, of the Medical Act of 1983, by Mr Justice Burnett in British Medical Association v General Medical Council.
The association does not regulate or certify doctors, a responsibility which lies with the General Medical Council.

Medical Act 1858

Medical Act of 1858The Medical ActMedical Act (1858)
The Medical Act 1858 established the General Council of Medical Education and Registration of the United Kingdom as a statutory body.
The Medical Act (21 & 22 Vict c 90), An Act to Regulate the Qualifications of Practitioners in Medicine and Surgery, also referred to as the Medical Act 1858, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which created the General Medical Council to regulate doctors in the UK.

Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board

PLABProfessional and Linguistic Assessment Board testProfessional and Linguistic Assessment Board
In the past, a third type of registration ("limited registration") was granted to doctors who had graduated outside the UK and who had completed the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board examination but who were yet to complete a period of work in the UK.
It is conducted by the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom.

Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board

In February 2008 the then Secretary of State for Health, Alan Johnson, agreed with recommendations of the Tooke Report which advised that the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board should be assimilated into the GMC.
The General Medical Council (GMC) took over the functions of PMETB on 1 April 2010 when the two organisations merged.

Medical school in the United Kingdom

medical schoolmedical schoolsintercalated
Secondly, the GMC regulates and sets the standards for medical schools in the UK, and liaises with other nations' medical and university regulatory bodies over medical schools overseas, leading to some qualifications being mutually recognised.
The introduction of PBL in the UK coincided with a General Medical Council report in 2003, Tomorrow's Doctors, which recommended an increased proportion of learning should be student-centred and self-directed.

Medical ethics

ethicalmedical ethicistethics
Due to the principle of autonomy and law of consent there is no legislative restriction on who can treat patients or provide medical or health-related services.
In the United Kingdom, General Medical Council provides clear overall modern guidance in the form of its 'Good Medical Practice' statement.

Deanery (NHS)

deaneriesdeaneryMersey Deanery
It runs 'quality assurance' programmes for UK medical schools and postgraduate deaneries to ensure that the necessary standards and outcomes are achieved.
Each Deanery is responsible for coordinating postgraduate medical and dental education within a given region, to standards that are set by the General Medical and Dental Councils.

Niall Dickson

Following the suicide of Professor John E Davies from Guy's Hospital, London, HM Senior Coroner for the area wrote to Niall Dickson with her Regulation 28: Report to Prevent Future Deaths: This is the second death of a doctor that has come before me over the last 2 years where a GMC investigation into the doctor’s practice has been found to play a part.
Niall Forbes Ross Dickson CBE (born 5 November 1953) was until 2016 the chief executive and registrar of the General Medical Council (GMC).


A forthcoming reform to medical registration is the introduction of revalidation of doctors, more similar to the periodic process common in American states, in which the professional is expected to prove his or her professional development and skills.
A recommendation to revalidate a doctor will go to the UK medical regulator, the General Medical Council, from a local 'Responsible Officer'.


doctormedical doctorphysicians
The General Medical Council (GMC) is a public body that maintains the official register of medical practitioners within the United Kingdom.
The best known example of this is probably the General Medical Council of Britain.

Harold Shipman

Dr Harold ShipmanDr. Harold ShipmanHarold Shipman inquiry
In part, such moves followed the Shipman killings.
On 11 February 2000, ten days after his conviction, the General Medical Council formally struck Shipman off its register.

Roy Meadow

Sir Roy MeadowProfessor Sir Roy MeadowMr and Mrs Ian Gay
She had also campaigned against Sir Roy Meadow and Professor David Southall, who were erased from the medical register by the GMC but subsequently re-instated after court rulings.
The British General Medical Council (GMC) struck him from the British Medical Register after he was found to have offered erroneous and misleading evidence in the trial of Sally Clark, who was wrongly convicted of the murder of her two baby sons.

Terence Stephenson

Professor Terence John Stephenson
The current is Professor Terence Stephenson and current chief executive and registrar is Charlie Massey.
Sir Terence John Stephenson, (born December 1957) is a Northern Irish consultant paediatric doctor and chair of the General Medical Council (GMC).

Royal College of General Practitioners

FRCGPRCGPFellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners
In a warning on "over-regulation" Dr Clare Gerada, a former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, commented:We already spend up to one billion pounds regulating doctors.
Doctors with a licence to practise who successfully complete the MRCGP are eligible for inclusion on the General Medical Council's (GMC) GP Register as well use of the post nominals that indicate membership of the RCGP (MRCGP).

Health and Care Professions Council

Health Professions CouncilHPCHealth and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The work of the HCPC and other health professions regulators in the UK (e.g. General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Dental Council, etc.) is overseen by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

David Southall

David Patrick SouthallSouthall
She had also campaigned against Sir Roy Meadow and Professor David Southall, who were erased from the medical register by the GMC but subsequently re-instated after court rulings.
The same campaigning group (MAMA) also complained about the randomised controlled trial of CNEP to the General Medical Council (GMC) who many years later in 2008 investigated Professor Southall and two colleagues at a fitness to practice hearing.

Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

Council for Healthcare Regulatory ExcellenceProfessional Standards AuthorityCHRE
Since 2001, the GMC's fitness to practise decisions have been subject to review by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE), which may vary sentences.

John Walker-Smith

In March 2012, the High Court of England and Wales overturned a 2010 decision by the GMC to strike pediatric gastroenterologist John Walker-Smith off the medical register for serious professional misconduct.
In 2010, Walker-Smith was found guilty by the General Medical Council of professional misconduct who recommended erasure subject to appeal.

Janet Aitken

Janet Kerr Aitken
It was not until 1955 that Janet Aitken was elected and took her seat.
In 1955, she was elected to the General Medical Council, topping the list of nominees with 16,500 votes.

Medical license

licensedlicense to practice medicinemedical licensing
As noted at Medical license other countries, including New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Singapore, have a central regulator similar to the GMC.
The General Medical Council is the regulatory body for doctor's licensing in the UK.

General Pharmaceutical Council

GPhCGeneral Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
The first Chair of the GPhC Council was Bob Nicholls CBE, a lay member with extensive experience in the National Health Service, who has previously been a lay member of the General Medical Council, among other regulatory appointments.

Christine Murrell

Christine Mary Murrell
The first woman was elected to the GMC in 1933, however the candidate (Christine Murrell) died before she could take her seat.
In September 1933, she was the first female representative elected to the General Medical Council, but she died on 18 October 1933 before taking her seat.

Medical Council of Ireland

Irish Medical CouncilMedical CouncilMedical Council (Ireland)
The Irish Medical Council acts as regulator in the Republic of Ireland.
It replaced an earlier body, the Medical Registration Council, which had been established under the provisions of the Medical Practitioners Act 1927, and which took over certain functions from the General Medical Council (the medical regulator for the United Kingdom).

Donald MacAlister

Sir Donald MacAlisterSir Donald MacAlister, 1st BaronetDr. Donald MacAlister MA (Cantab), MD (Cantab)
* MacAlister, D. Introductory Address on the General Medical Council (lecture, 1906)
MacAlister played a very important part in the work of the General Medical Council (GMC).