List of designated bodies and approved Suitable Persons

Below you can find links to the lists of designated bodies and approved Suitable Persons. The designated body list includes locum agencies who are designated bodies. However we have also provided a separate list showing only the locum agencies.

Only UK organisations can be designated bodies because the legal rules that determine this only cover the UK. We update the lists weekly as we are made aware of changes.

You can also download lists of:

Designated bodies are listed under their full title as they’re recorded in our database. So if you’re trying to update your designated body in GMC Online, use the name, or part of the name, exactly as it appears in this list.

Organisations whose names begin with ‘NHS’ are listed under ‘N’ - but then alphabetically by the initial letter of the next word in their name. For example, NHS Haringey comes after NHS Hampshire.

You can search the lists by pressing the ‘Ctrl’ and ‘F’ keys together. You can use this to search for any part of the name of the organisation you’re looking for.

Don’t worry if you can’t find your designated body on the list, just contact us and we’ll do our best to help.