Response from the General Medical Council

The General Medical Council has sent this response in connection with this page which shares the  language and approach used by GMC registrants on social media. The letter has in bold at the top ‘Private: for addressee only’. It is not a signed letter and gives no identifying context. It is my view that, if the GMC is ‘Working with doctors Working for patients’ , this letter requires to be shared in  the public domain:


(1) GMC Guidance on Doctors’ Use of Social Media can be read here.

(2) The Dean for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, shared this advice on the 5th January 2020: “The General Medical Council are the medical regulator and have clear guidelines re use of social media. Most employers also have policies they require employees to abide by.”