General Medical Council
Working with doctors Working for patients
31 Mar 2017
We respond to calls to make reporting concerns to the DVLA mandatory for doctors.
The General Medical Council (GMC) is an independent organisation that helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice across the UK.
We are not here to protect doctors - their interests are protected by others. Our job is to protect the public.
We are independent of government and the medical profession and accountable to Parliament. Our powers are given to us by Parliament through the Medical Act 1983.
We are a registered charity (number 1089278 with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, and number SC037750 with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator), we have to show that our aims are for public benefit.
The GMC Media Relations Office can be contacted on 020 7189 5454, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To view current and forthcoming hearings see the MPTS fitness to practise hearings calendar.
For quick links and contact details for the GMC press office see 'Information for the media'.
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