General Medical Council (GMC)

If you wish to lodge a complaint about a doctor practicing in the UK then call the General Medical Council (GMC) on their general enquiries and complaints phone number 0161 923 6602.

The General Medical Council, or GMC, is the UK’s official regulator approving and monitoring doctor practising standards.

Emphasising the medical profession’s general policy of putting the patient first, the GMC is concerned with both licensing doctors working in the UK as well as monitoring those presently practising. The organization aims to hold staff to a consistently high standard, preserving the safety of the public seeking treatment.

With a rich history dating back over a century, the GMC stands as one of the UK’s most influential and longstanding professional regulatory bodies.

Contact details

Like their counterparts at the General Dental Council, the GMC prefer to communicate with their clients online rather than over the telephone. However, you still have options irrespective of their preference.

Telephone number

People contact the General Medical Council for a variety of reasons, some of the most common are as follows:

  • To lodge a complaint against a doctor
  • To check the progress of a hearing
  • To get information about appearing as a witness at a hearing

The GMC only has one telephone number listed on its website – the number is 0161 923 6602.

Please be aware that when speaking to an adviser all calls will be recorded.

Postal address

Regent’s Place
350 Euston Road

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