Recruitment for new GMC Council members underway

The General Medical Council (GMC) is recruiting two new members to its governing body, the GMC Council, starting in 2023.

The medical regulator is seeking one lay and one medical Council member.

The Council is made up of 12 members - six lay and six medical - who set the GMC’s strategy and goals and oversee the work of the regulator, with a firm focus on its primary role of protecting the public.

The successful candidate will join at a critical point for the GMC, as they focus on becoming a more compassionate and effective regulator for patients, the public and doctors, and, in the future, physician associates and anaesthesia associates.

Dame Carrie MacEwen, Chair of the GMC, said:

‘At the core of our work is patient safety and supporting doctors in a profession that continues to be under immense pressure. We are looking for two new Council members who can provide challenge to decisions, understand the front line and who share our vision of being a compassionate and effective regulator.

‘Joining the GMC’s Council at this time presents an unrivalled opportunity to effect long-lasting change to the healthcare profession at a time of unprecedented challenge.’

Council members need to commit to a minimum of three days a month and the remuneration is £18,000 per year.