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Our partners in England

In England, we work with partners to:

  • set out policy development
  • quality assure medical education and training
  • support the medical profession.

We’re also working with the UK government to get changes to our legislation that could make medical regulation fairer, more proportionate and less burdensome. 

Who do we work with in England?

We work in partnership with:

Together we make sure medical regulation works for England. This is vital as health policies and services diverge across the four countries of the UK.

Our regional liaison advisers work with doctors, patients, medical students and medical educators in England to promote our standards and improve collaboration and mutual understanding.

Our employer liaison service works closely with healthcare providers in England, including the NHS and independent providers, to support responsible officers, medical directors and medical managers in their work.

How does healthcare work in England?

Overall healthcare policy in England is set by the Department of Health which is also responsible for funding.

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England setting its priorities and direction. Its strategic vision is outlined in the Five Year Forward View.

The Care Quality Commission assesses and makes judgements about the safety and quality of care by health and social care provider.

NHS Improvement oversees NHS trusts and foundation trusts that provide NHS-funded care.

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch improves safety through effective and independent investigations.  

Contact us

To contact us, email gmc@gmc-uk.org.