Dedicated to patients and carers
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This section also contains information about how the College involves patients directly, largely through the work of its independent , a majority non-medical (lay) body which provides a voice for patients across the College's business.
The role of the College
The College's responsibility is to enable surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care. The College is not a regulatory body, so does not have a role in disciplinary actions and is unable to act on complaints about individual doctors.
These are the responsibilities of the General Medical Council (GMC). The GMC holds the central registers of doctors’ qualifications, including the specialist register. The specialist register lists doctors who have completed specialist training, including surgical training. Doctors must now be included in this register to be appointed to consultant posts in the NHS.
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