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Our partners in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, we work with partners to:

  • raise awareness of our role and functions
  • develop our policy and guidance
  • give advice on changes in medical regulation
  • support doctors, medical students and patients with outreach programmes
  • share data and insight to prevent patient safety issues.

Who do we work with in Northern Ireland?

We work in partnership with:

Together, we protect patients and improve medical education, training and practice. 

We also engage with organisations representing doctors and other actors in the healthcare system in Northern Ireland, including:

And we seek the views of a wide range of organisations and people with an interest in healthcare. This is vital as we develop our UK policy and guidance. 

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

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

UK Advisory Forum

We meet and consult formally with our partners through the UK Advisory Forum. The forum allows us to focus on longer term priorities and discuss early stage views on policy development. Find out what the Forum have been discussing in Northern Ireland.

How does healthcare work in Northern Ireland?

The Department of Health (Northern Ireland) leads health and social care services. 

The Health and Social Care Board handle commissioning services, resource and performance management and service improvement. It also manages contracts for family health services.

Five health and social care trusts provide integrated health and social care services.

The Public Health Agency improves health and wellbeing and health protection. 

The Business Services Organisation provides business support and specialist professional services. This is for the whole of the health and social care sector.

Contact us

To contact us, email gmcnorthernireland@gmc-uk.org.