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General Medical Council

Identification number in the register: 73043739119-36
Registration date: 23/07/2012 14:57:16

The information on this entity was last modified on: 26/06/2014 17:24:13
The date of the last annual update was: 26/06/2014 17:24:13

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

General Medical Council


Registered charity in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750)

    Section of registration

VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.

Other public or mixed entities, etc.

    Contact details

Euston Road, 350
London NW13JN

(+0845) 3578001


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.

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Niall Dickson

Chief Executive

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Nicola While

European and International Manager

    Goals / remit

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.



- Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive

- eHealth and telemedecine

- Data protection

- European Working Time Directive

- Patients' rights Directive

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Internal Market
  • Public Health

    Membership and affiliation



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

01/2012  -  12/2012

122,400,000 €

122,400,000 €





122,400,000 €




50,000  € - 100,000  €

    Code of conduct

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