How To Contact The Gmc

How do I contact the GMC?

By Gemma Raw

​The General Medical Council (GMC) is the regulator for doctors in the UK. It maintains a register of all doctors who practice in the UK. It works to ensure that the doctors on its register have the right skills and knowledge to deliver consistent, quality care and keep patients safe. There are a few ways that you can get in touch with the GMC depending on what you need from them.

By phone

You can contact the GMC between 9:00am-5:00pm (BST), Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

There is one general telephone number you can reach the GMC on, and this is +44 (0)161 923 6602.

Before phoning, make sure you know which department you would like to speak with (for example, new registrations or existing registrations). This will help make sure you are redirected to the correct department.

By email

The GMC is also available via email, which may be a better option if there is a big time difference.

The GMC team should get back to you within four working days, although this may be slightly longer at peak times. Please do take care not to exceed an email size over 20MB as this may hinder your email getting through. If you are attaching evidence of your qualifications and other records, you may need to send them in smaller batches instead.

Online Chat

If you visit the GMC’s website, you’ll see the online chat feature pop-up in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. Here, you can have a live chat with a member of the GMC team (Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm) or you can engage with the team through WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

As you’ll find, the GMC has made itself as accessible as possible. If, however, you are struggling with any aspect of the registration process, please reach out to us as we’ll be able to help.

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