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Regulatory Bodies

The General Medical Council (GMC) is responsible for maintaining registers of qualified doctors, including the Specialist Register, for disciplining those guilty of professional misconduct and for co-ordinating all stages of medical education. Also, the GMC regulates all postgraduate medical training in the United Kingdom and awards the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). It also awards other certificates required by the European Medical Directive on the recommendations of its constituent Colleges and Faculties. This function was performed by the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) until its dissolution in March 2010.

The UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) was established in May 2003 as an independent multidisciplinary register to protect public health by ensuring that only competent public heath professionals are registered and that high standards of practice are maintained.


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