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The GMC across the UK: Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
As a UK wide body, the General Medical Council regulates doctors registered in all four countries of the UK.
With increasingly divergent health structures and health policy across the UK, the GMC has established offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales to respond effectively to devolution and ensure regulation remains appropriate in all four countries.
The GMC's devolved offices, based in Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff, are responsible for:
- Raising awareness of the role and functions of the GMC within Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
- Ensuring the views of all key interest groups are considered in the development of GMC policy and guidance
- Monitoring developments in health policy, legislation and structures in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and assisting the GMC's response where appropriate
- Liaising with the Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland and Welsh Assemblies and other decision makers regarding changes in medical regulation
- Providing a point of contact for doctors and their representatives, patients and the public, politicians, policy makers, academics and employers.
Further information on the work of the GMC in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and contact details for the devolved offices are available on this area of the website.