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Profile of registrant

General Medical Council

Identification number in the register: 73043739119-36
Registration date: 23/07/12 14:57:16

The information on this organisation was last modified on 26/06/14 17:24:13
The date of the last annual update was 26/06/14 17:24:13

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: General Medical Council
Acronym: GMC
Legal status: Registered charity in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750)
Website address:


Section: VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.
and more precisely: Other public or mixed entities, etc.

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Niall Dickson
Position: Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Nicola While
Position: European and International Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 350 Euston Road 
London NW13JN
Telephone number: (+0845) 3578001
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: The GMC’s principal places of business are Regent’s
Place, 350 Euston Road, London, NW1 3JN and 3
Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AW. The GMC
also has offices in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh and
a Hearings Centre at St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford
Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ.

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The General Medical Council is the independent regulator for doctors in the UK. Our statutory purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.

We do that by controlling entry to the medical register and setting the standards for medical schools and postgraduate education and training. We also determine the principles and values that underpin good medical practice and we take firm but fair action where those standards have not been met.

We have strong and effective legal powers designed to maintain the standards the public have a right to expect of doctors. Our mission is to protect patients.

Where any doctor fails to meet those standards, we act to protect patients from harm - if necessary, by removing the doctor from the register and removing their right to practise medicine.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

- Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive

- eHealth and telemedecine

- Data protection

- European Working Time Directive

- Patients' rights Directive

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health


Total number of members that are natural persons: 747
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: As a UK wide body, the General Medical Council regulates doctors registered in all four countries of the UK.


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

The General Medical Council is part of the following networks:

- The European Network of Medical Competent Authorities (ENMCA)

- The Healthcare Professional Crossing Borders (HPCB)

- The Alliance of UK Health Regulators on Europe (AURE)

- The International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 122,400,000
of which public financing: 122,400,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
Charitable activities : 122,400,000
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.