GMC – Health Committee Scrutinising

Select Committee Announcement 

11 November 2013

For Immediate Release:


The Health Committee is today announcing arrangements for its accountability hearing with the General Medical Council (GMC).

The Committee proposes to take evidence as follows:

  • GMC: Tuesday 10 December 2013

There is no formal call for evidence for this hearing, but the Committee would be pleased to receive written submissions on the work of the GMC in advance of the hearing.

Written evidence must be submitted via the web portal and the deadline for submitting written evidence is noon on Monday 2 December 2013 (please note that the portal will close shortly after the noon deadline). 

Further details of the session will be announced in due course.

Notes for Editors:

1.       The Committee’s previous accountability hearing with the GMC took place on 4 September 2012. The report on the hearing was published on 3 December as HC 566 (2012–13).

2.       The response from the Government was published on 25 February 2013 as Cm 8520. 


Committee Membership is as follows: Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell (Chair) (Con) (Charnwood), Rosie Cooper (Lab) (West Lancashire), Andrew George (Lib Dem) (St Ives), Barbara Keeley (Lab) (Worsley and Eccles South), Charlotte Leslie (Con) (Bristol North West), Grahame M Morris (Lab) (Easington), Andrew Percy (Con) (Brigg and Goole), Mr Virendra Sharma (Lab) (Ealing Southall), David Tredinnick (Con) (Bosworth), Valerie Vaz (Lab) (Walsall South), Dr Sarah Wollaston (Con) (Totnes)

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