General Medical Council

The General Medical Council registers doctors to practise medicine in the United Kingdom.

Description

The General Medical Council is a Regulatory Body.

The General Medical Council registers doctors to practise medicine in the United Kingdom.

The purpose of the General Medical Council is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.

The General Medical Council has four main functions, under the Medical Act 1983:

  • keeping up-to-date registers of qualified doctors

  • fostering good medical practice

  • promoting high standards of medical education

  • dealing firmly and fairly with doctors whose fitness to practise is in doubt.

For further information on the General Medical Council, see the General Medical Council  website at: About us.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Short name GMC

Where Used

Type Link How used
Attribute DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER references in description General Medical Council
Attribute GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER references in description General Medical Council
NHS Business Definition General Medical Council references in description General Medical Council
NHS Business Definition General Medical Council GP Register references in description General Medical Council
NHS Business Definition General Medical Council List of Registered Medical Practitioners references in description General Medical Council
Class OPHTHALMIC MEDICAL PRACTITIONER references in description General Medical Council
Class PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION BODY references in description General Medical Council
Data Element PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION BODY CODE references in description General Medical Council
Attribute PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION BODY CODE references in description General Medical Council
Data Element PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION ENTRY IDENTIFIER (MAIN OPERATING CARE PROFESSIONAL) references in description General Medical Council
Data Element PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION ENTRY IDENTIFIER (RESPONSIBLE ANAESTHETIST) references in description General Medical Council
Data Element PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION ISSUER CODE references in description General Medical Council
Data Element PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION ISSUER CODE (CANCER FIRST SEEN) references in description General Medical Council
Data Element PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION ISSUER CODE (MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM LEAD) references in description General Medical Council
Data Element PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION ISSUER CODE (PATHOLOGY REPORT AUTHORISED BY) references in description General Medical Council
Data Element PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION ISSUER CODE (PATHOLOGY TEST REQUESTED BY) references in description General Medical Council
Data Element PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION ISSUER CODE (RESPONSIBLE SURGEON) references in description General Medical Council
Data Element PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION ISSUER CODE (TREATMENT) references in description General Medical Council
Attribute PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION TYPE references in description General Medical Council
Data Element PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION TYPE references in description General Medical Council
Data Element PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION TYPE (POSITION) references in description General Medical Council
NHS Business Definition Regulatory Body references in description General Medical Council