Our principal function is to protect you by ensuring that doctors are competent and fit to practise. We do this by setting standards for doctors.
Our current standards set out the principles and values that define good medical practice, and outline what we expect from doctors in all aspects of their professional behaviour.
When the Medical Council is considering setting a new standard, or modifying an existing one, we first collect feedback from the public.
One of our most important roles is ensuring doctors are fit to practise medicine. We have a set of standards which outline what we expect of doctors, and procedures to follow if there are concerns about a doctor's conduct, competence or health.