Who Regulates Healthcare Professionals?

Doctors

General Medical Council (GMC) Search the Doctors’ Register. The GMC now publishes the minutes of its meetings online and final results of investigations. Public documents of interest include the annual reports, register of members’ interests and minutes from the investigation committees.

Dentists

General Dental Council – You can search the GDC register online. A full list of info is outlined in the publication scheme.

Nurses

The Nursing and Midwifery Council Search the register of nurses and midwives.

Pharmacists

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Irelandsearch the register online by the name of the pharmacist or premises. The Society also publishes the names of members investigated for complaints in a list of case decisions.

Opticians

The General Optical Councilsearch the register online by practice number or surname. A summary and full transcript of ‘fitness to practise’ hearings is also available online and it identifies all practitioners.

Other organisations

The Health Professions Council Covers arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists/podiatrists, clinical scientists, dieticians, occupational therapists, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, prosthetists and orthotists, radiographers, and speech and language therapists. Search the register online or in person by going to Park House

The Council for the Regulation of Health Care Professionals – The regulator of the regulators!

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