Medical regulation: responsible officer guidance

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Guidance on the role of responsible officer for doctors, organisations, and responsible officers.



This document is designed to provide guidance to three main audiences:

  • doctors licensed with the General Medical Council
  • all doctors taking on roles as responsible officers
  • all organisations designated (by the Secretary of State for Health) as having to nominate or appoint a responsible officer in England, Scotland and Wales.