General Medical Council (GMC)

The General Medical Council (GMC) is the independent regulator of doctors in the UK. We are committed to protecting patients. We promote good medical practice and high standards of medical education and training.

We register and license doctors to practise medicine in the UK to make sure that all doctors have the right knowledge, skills and experience to provide safe, high quality care to patients. Where any doctor fails to meet our standards, we act to protect future patients from harm.

GMC is committed to supporting the profession in the context of system pressures, we recognise that respectful and supportive working environments enable doctors to deliver better care and to speak up about patient safety concerns. We now deliver a ‘Professional behaviours and patient safety’ programme which aims to support employing organisations across the UK in improving culture by equipping doctors to respond appropriately when they recognise unprofessional behaviours in themselves and others, visit our virtual exhibition stand to find out more.