General Medical Council
The General Medical Council (GMC) registers and regulates doctors
A physician is a health care provider who practices the profession of medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury and other physical and mental impairments...

 practising in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

. It has the power to revoke or restrict a doctor's registration if it deems them unfit to practise. The current chair of the council is Professor Sir Peter Rubin
Peter Rubin
Sir Peter Charles Rubin is the current Chair of the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom, replacing Professor Sir Graeme Catto on 20 April 2009....

The GMC was established by the Medical Act 1858
Medical Act 1858
The Medical Act 1858 was a British Act of Parliament which created the General Medical Council to regulate doctors in the UK.Describing its purpose, the act notes that "it is expedient that Persons requiring Medical Aid should be enabled to distinguish qualified from unqualified Practitioners".The...

The purpose of the GMC is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.