Who we work with
Effective collaboration with other actors in UK healthcare systems is key to our work.
We say systems in the plural, because health policies and structures vary across the UK.
We have offices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Through them we build and maintain relationships with relevant organisations and politicians. This helps us be clear on the differences between the UK’s healthcare systems. It also means we hear the views of key interest groups and regulatory and improvement bodies. Together, this helps us develop relevant policy and guidance.
We collaborate in particular on legislation, policy, harm reduction and data sharing. But we also work with our partners to support and promote patient safety and good medical practice more generally.
We also have a range of memoranda of understanding with other organisations to support our collaboration work.
Our work around the UK
Our responses to consultations
We're often asked for our views on a variety of proposals that affect doctors, professional regulation and the UK’s healthcare systems. We respond to consultations on a regular basis.
Health and social care regulators
We’re also active across European and international networks. This helps share regulatory standards and good practice across borders.
We're a participant or a member of:
- European Network of Competent Medical Authorities
- Healthcare Professionals Crossing Borders
- European Council of Medical Orders
- Standing Committee of European Doctors
- International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities.
We also provide advisory services to other regulators worldwide.