Health system liaison services
Our offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and our Regional Liaison Service in England work with doctors, educators, employers and other regulators to protect patients and support good medical practice.
The services help us engage at every level of our healthcare systems. This helps us make sure our approach to regulation is well informed and that it meets the changing needs of the health services of the UK.
Our advisers collaborate with doctors, educators, employers and other regulators to:
- improve understanding of the role and value of the GMC
- promote and support excellence in medical education, training and practice. This includes delivering free interactive guidance workshops to over 40,000 doctors and medical students a year
- develop policies and processes that fit the healthcare environments in which we work
- understand, identify and address risks to patients and doctors before harm occurs.
Who can help you in your area?
Use our map and table to see who you need to speak to.
|Map number||Liaison Adviser||Area|
|2||Tarryn Lloyd Payne||North East and Cumbriafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|3||Ian Wilson||Yorkshire & Humberemail@example.com
|3||Rose Gilroy||Yorkshire & Humberfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4||Darren Mercieca||East Midlandsemail@example.com|
|5||Kate Lettin||East of Englandfirstname.lastname@example.org
|6||Laura Harding||North Central & East Londonemail@example.com
|7||Howard Lewis||South Eastfirstname.lastname@example.org
|8||Jane MacPherson||South Londonemail@example.com|
|9||Emma Greening||North West Londonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|10||Kelly Tully||Thames Valley & Wessexemail@example.com|
|11||John Davey||South Westfirstname.lastname@example.org
|12||Rachel Ware||West of Englandemail@example.com
|14||Louise Robinson||West Midlandsfirstname.lastname@example.org
|15||Ian Jones||North Wales, Cheshire & Merseysideemail@example.com|
|16||Chris Lawlor||North Westfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|17||Louise Holmes||Northern Ireland
|17||Claire Andrews||Northern Irelandemail@example.com|
If you're not sure who to contact, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health system liaison service leaders
Find out who can help you from our leadership team.
Ian McNeill - Head of the Regional Liaison Service (RLS) in England
You can contact Ian for inter-agency collaboration, operational intelligence sharing between regulators at a local, regional and national level, accessing RLS resources in England and understanding or influencing the work of the RLS.
Nicola Cotter - Head of Scotland Office
Katie Laugharne - Head of Wales Office
Jane Kennedy - Head of Northern Ireland Office
Rachel Woodall - Principal Liaison Adviser for the North of England
Regional and local organisations can contact Rachel to understand and influence our work across the North of England
Louise Robinson - Principal Liaison Adviser for the Midlands and East of England
Regional and local organisations can contact Louise to understand and influence our work across the Midlands and East of England
Jo Wren - Principal Liaison Adviser for London and the South of England
Regional and local organisations can contact Jo to understand and influence our work across London and the South of England
Maria Bentley - RLS Business Development and Change Manager
Maria leads on the expansion of our Welcome to UK practice programme. You can contact Maria to find out more or get involved.
Kim Tolley - RLS Training Development Manager
Kim leads on our work with NHS England on their International GP Recruitment Scheme. To find out more, contact Kim.