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Understanding a doctor’s registration

This publication explains why doctors treating patients must be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and hold a licence to practise.

It provides information about the ways patients can check a doctor’s registration, including whether they hold a licence to practise.

The leaflet was published on 16 November 2009.

Download the English version of the leaflet (pdf)

Download the English version of the leaflet in large print (pdf)

Download the Arabic version of the leaflet (pdf)

Download the Bengali version of the leaflet (pdf)

Download the Chinese version of the leaflet (pdf)

Download the Gujarati version of the leaflet (pdf)

Download the Hindi version of the leaflet (pdf)

Download the Punjabi version of the leaflet (pdf)

Download the Urdu version of the leaflet (pdf)

Download the Welsh version of the leaflet (pdf)


If you would like a copy of this leaflet in a different format or language, please telephone 0161 923 6602 or email gmc@gmc-uk.org