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Useful contacts

This page gives useful contacts around raising and acting on concerns about patient safety.

Advice and help

Public Concern at Work

Website: www.pcaw.co.uk
Phone: 020 7404 6609

British Medical Association

Website: www.bma.org.uk 
Phone: 020 7387 4499

Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

Website: www.mddus.com 
Phone: 0845 270 2034

Medical Defence Union Limited

Website: www.themdu.com
Phone: 0800 716 646

Medical Protection Society

Website: www.medicalprotection.org 
Phone: 0845 605 4000

NHS Whistleblowing Helpline

Phone: 08000 724 725

Regulatory and investigatory bodies

Professional regulatory bodies

General Chiropractic Council

Website: www.gcc-uk.org
Phone: 020 7713 5155

General Dental Council

Website: www.gdc-uk.org
Phone: 020 7887 3800

General Medical Council

Website: www.gmc-uk.org 
Phone: 0161 923 6602

General Optical Council

Website: www.optical.org
Phone: 020 7580 3898

General Osteopathic Council

Website: www.osteopathy.org.uk
Phone: 020 7357 6655

General Pharmaceutical Council

Website: www.pharmacyregulation.org
Phone: 020 3365 3400

Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland

Website: www.psni.org.uk
Phone: 028 9032 6927

Health Professions Council

Website: www.hpc-uk.org
Phone: 020 7582 0866

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Website: www.nmc-uk.org
Phone: 020 7637 7181

Other regulatory and investigatory bodies

Care Quality Commission

Website: www.cqc.org.uk
Phone: 03000 616161
See also Raising a concern with CQC: A quick guide for health and care staff about whistleblowing (pdf) (2011) 

Monitor

Website: www.monitor-nhsft.gov.uk
Phone: 020 7340 2400

NHS England

Website: www.england.nhs.uk
Phone: 0800 072 4725

National Patient Safety Agency

Website: www.npsa.nhs.uk
Phone: 020 7927 9500

Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

Website: www.professionalstandards.org.uk
Phone: 020 7389 8030 

Northern Ireland

Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority in Northern Ireland

Website: www.rqia.org.uk 
Phone: 028 9051 7500

Scotland

The Care Inspectorate

Website: www.scswis.com 
Phone: 0845 600 9527

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Website: www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org
Phone: 0131 623 4300

Wales

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Website: www.hiw.org.uk 
Phone: 029 2092 8850