What support can you get?

Patient Liaison Service

If we decide to investigate your concern, we'll invite you to come in and talk through what's going to happen and answer any questions. If you'd like, you can bring someone to support you during the meeting. Once we've finished our investigation, we'll offer another meeting to talk with you about the outcome.

The meetings are held in our offices, in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Manchester, and we'll reimburse reasonable travel costs for you and one supporter.

If you can't make the meetings in person, we can phone you instead.

Victim Support

We know that raising a concern about a doctor can be a stressful experience. If you would like to talk to someone independent of the GMC, you can contact our witness service, which is run by volunteers from the charity Victim Support.

You can contact them at any point in an investigation. The volunteers are able to provide emotional support and practical help. They are not qualified to provide professional counselling or legal advice and are not allowed to discuss the details of our investigation.

You can contact Victim Support by calling 0808 1689 111 or emailing witnesssupport@gmc-uk.org.