Who we are

We are the independent regulator of doctors in the UK. Our focus is to support good, safe patient care. You can learn how we've changed since we formed in 1858 and see the people leading the work we do.



Where we started from

Antibiotics were decades from discovery and the NHS a distant dream when we formed in 1858. You can see the journey we've taken since by reading about our history.


The people behind the work we do

Meet the people who make up our Council and set our vision and objectives.
Meet the people who oversee our day-to-day operations.
Find out more about the medics and non-medical experts who work with us.