General Medical Council
Regulating doctors, ensuring good medical practice
This page contains statistical information about doctors on the List of Registered Medical Practitioners (LRMP) the General Practitioners (GP) Register and the Specialist Register. The statistics are updated on a monthly basis and were last updated on 5 June 2013.
The LRMP contains details of doctors registered to practise medicine in the United Kingdom. The GP Register contains a list of doctors who are registered to practise as General Practitioners in the United Kingdom. The Specialist Register is a register of doctors who are eligible to work as substantive, fixed term or honorary consultants in the health service in the UK. To work as a GP or consultant doctors must be registered on the GP/Specialist Register as well as the LRMP. Doctors must also have a licence to practise in order to perform the duties of a doctor and treat patients. More information about registration and licensing can be found within The Medical Register and Licensing sections of the website.
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Below is a list of all the tables and charts available. These are separated into the current statistics and those covering the period of 2003 to 2012.
*Approved practice settings (APS) are organisations approved by the GMC as suitable for doctors who are new to full registration, or returning to the medical register after a prolonged absence.
**Special purpose registration allows doctors to be registered for a temporary period in order to treat non-UK nationals within the UK. This includes visiting eminent specialists.
***Visiting EEA registration refers to doctors who are European Economic Area nationals wishing to work in the UK temporarily. They are registered through a fast track process and placed on the visiting EEA practitioners list.
*Please note that doctors can be registered on both the GP and Specialist Registers.
The World Region of PMQ refers to the region in which a doctor gained their initial qualification and therefore does not necessarily reflect the nationality of the doctor.
Please note that doctors with more than one speciality will be counted within each speciality and therefore will have been counted more than once.
The figures shown are the number of doctors registered on the 31 December for each year.
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