Doctors: Registration

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th February 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer 8167, what checks his Department undertakes to ensure the accuracy of the GMC register.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The General Medical Council (GMC) is the independent regulator of medical practitioners in the United Kingdom. The GMC is independent of the Government but accountable to the UK Parliament. The Department does not have a role in assessing the accuracy of the GMC Register.

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) oversees the work of the GMC. The PSA annually reviews each professional regulator’s performance against the following four core functions: guidance and standards, education and training, registration and fitness to practice.

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