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Regional Liaison Service

What we do

Our Regional Liaison Service (RLS) allows us to listen and understand the needs of doctors, patients, medical students and other groups across England.

Our regional liaison advisers hold meetings and interactive sessions to explain and discuss our work, so we're in the best position to meet your needs. 

How we can help you

  • We offer free interactive sessions to groups of doctors. These are to improve their understanding of our guidance and explain what happens if a doctor falls short of these. Find out more about the interactive sessions (pdf) we offer 
  • Support doctors with sessions explaining revalidation
  • Talk to medical students about professionalism and what will be expected of them as doctors
  • Help people get involved in shaping our work through consultations and discuss changes that could affect them
  • Provide a Welcome to UK Practice Programme to doctors new to medical practice in England.

Get involved 

Click on your region to find out more about your regional liaison adviser and what they’ve been doing in your area. To get involved you can contact them directly or email us at

The RLA is happy to respond to general questions about the GMC however due to the nature of their role they are often out working in hospitals or with groups of GPs in the community. The speed of their response may not then be as quick as you would like.

If you need a quicker response or if your query is about a registration or a fitness to practise matter please call our Contact Centre on 0161 923 6602 (Mon to Fri - 8am to 6pm, Sat - 9am to 5pm). We also have a confidential helpline to help doctors to raise serious concerns and seek advice on patient safety when they feel they are unable to do so through their employers at local level, please call 0161 923 6399 (Mon – Fri, 9am-5pm).

Rachel Woodall Ian Wilson Darren Mercieca Jo Wren Louise Robinson Kim Tolley Tista Chakravarty-Gannon Jan Cooper Rachel Ware Howard Lewis John Davey


Management team 

Name and role Ian McNeill
Head of the Regional Liaison Service
Jo Wren
Lead Regional Liaison Adviser: South
Tista Chakravarty-Gannon
Lead Regional Liaison Adviser: North 
Image  Ian McNeill  Jo Wren  Tista Chakravarty-Gannon

GMC liaison leaflet

Find out more about our work in our

GMC liaison local support and advice postcards

Find out more about how we work with our key interest groups in England in our

Text only versions

Easy read version

Connecting with the team

Email us at or on individual regional emails listed above. 

Employer Liaison Service

The ELS seeks to transform the GMC's relationship with employers across the UK. To find out more about their work please visit the Employer Liaison service page.


If you would like to contact us to give feedback about our work please follow the instructions on the GMC’s Comments and Complaints webpage.