It is often easier and quicker to get information from us by asking informally. However if we are unable to provide information to you through our normal business practices then there is legislation that gives you rights to request access to information.
These pages help you to use your legal rights of access under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Data Protection Act 1998 by giving information about the Acts and explaining how to make a formal request for information. We also provide links to other websites where you can find out more information.
Data Protection Act 1998
The Data Protection Act 1998 ensures that all personal information we hold is looked after properly. It also gives you the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. For more information see the Data Protection section.
Freedom of Information Act 2000
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives you the right to request any recorded information we hold that isn’t about you personally. For more information see the Freedom of Information section.
Comments and complaints
If you would like to register a comment or complaint about the way the GMC has handled a request or carried out its duties under the Data Protection Act or Freedom of Information Act, please see our comments and complaints section.