General Medical Council (GMC)

General Medical Council (GMC)

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The Medical Act 1983 provides the GMC with four specific functions, these are:  to keep up-to-date registers of qualified doctors, to foster good medical practice, to promote high standards of medical education, including training, and to deal appropriately and fairly with those doctors whose fitness to practice is in question. It therefore seeks to promote the health and safety of the general public by ensuring that doctors discharge their professional duties with care, diligence and respect.

As the independent regulator in the UK for doctors, their statutory rationale is to promote, protect and maintain the health and safety of the general public through a system of rigorous practice standards.  No doctor can practice without first being enrolled upon the medical register, which is controlled by the GMC.

The GMC have various enforcement powers, including the power to remove a doctor from the register and thereby their right to practice medicine, where they feel it is necessary to protect patients from potential harm.

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Can I start a care provision without an office location?

Hi Sheila,

Hope you are well. I have been asked by a very good friend of mine to look at opening up a care provision for the elderly in the area of re-enablement. As I understand it we would need a nominated person, a registered manager and a registered location. The first two are ok but in regards to the office/location would this need to be registered before we start trading or can it be done during the first few months of trading?

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

S

 Dear S, Thank you for your question. Any provision that is registered by CQC id required to have an address that formal communications can be sent to etc. If your provision is to...

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