MORE detailed information about doctors is now publicly available on the General Medical Council’s website.
The List of Registered Medical Practitioners (LRMP) currently contains details of more than 270,000 doctors across the UK, including when and where they qualified, whether they hold a licence to practise, and whether they are subject to any restrictions.
Last year it was searched more than seven million times.
The additional information now available includes:
- whether a doctor is in GMC-approved training programmes and the specialty they are training in
- the name of each doctor’s responsible officer and the designated body responsible for the revalidation of their licence
- whether a doctor is a GMC-approved GP trainer.
The move is part of the GMC’s efforts to make the register more "accessible and useful" for patients, employers and doctors.
GMC chief executive Niall Dickson said: "Today’s changes are just the start. We want to add more information and we will work closely with patients, doctors and employers to establish what will be useful. The register of the future will be very different."
The list of registered doctors was first printed as a hardback book in 1859. The online version, the LRMP, is the only up-to-date, publicly-accessible database of all doctors eligible to practise in the UK.