Who we work with
The General Medical Council (GMC) cooperates with a variety of other organisations including other regulators and bodies representing patients and doctors.
Memoranda of understanding
We have signed memoranda of understanding with various organisations to help us work together effectively and efficiently to protect, promote, and maintain the health and safety of the public. Read more about our Memoranda of understanding.
Regulation of other health and social care professions in the UK
The GMC cooperates with the other 12 health and social care professional regulators within the UK.
One of the forums through which we cooperate is the joint Health and Social Care Regulators Patient and Public Involvement Group. The Group meets around three times a year to share ideas and promote good practice in patient and public involvement. The General Chiropractic Council website hosts key documents of the Group, including agendas and minutes.
Working together to promote good practice
The GMC regularly works with other regulators and organisations who represent patients and doctors to share ideas, promote good medical practice and support health professionals. Read our joint statement of Professional Values.
The GMC has set up a Reference Community, comprising members of the public and doctors drawn from a range of backgrounds, to help inform its policy and decision taking. Read more about the Reference Community.
Cross border healthcare – telemedicine
The GMC and systems regulators in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales believe there should be clarity as to where regulatory responsibility lies in cases of cross border healthcare. The statements below set out our jointly agreed position on where responsibility lies in relation to patient safety in this area of medical practice.
On this site you can access links to a range of health-related organisations. See useful links.