General Medical Council


General Medical Council, Fitness to Practise Directorate
3 Hardman Street
Manchester M3 3AW
United Kingdom
53° 28' 47.6724" N, 2° 15' 3.9204" W

The General Medical Council register doctors to practise in the UK and have the powers to issue a warning to a doctor, suspend or place conditions on their registration or remove a doctor from the register. These are examples of the types of cases where the GMC may need to act:

  • Serious or repeated mistakes in carrying out medical procedures or in diagnosis, such as prescribing drugs in a dangerous way
  • Failure to examine a patient properly or to respond reasonably to a patient's needs
  • Serious concerns about knowledge of the English language
  • Fraud or dishonesty
  • Serious breaches of a patient's confidentiality
  • Any serious criminal offence

You can make a complaint about a doctor by using the online form on the General Medical Council website.