Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010 come into force

Implementation date: 1 January 2011

The Regulations make arrangements to establish the role of a responsible officer. Responsible officers will assess the performance of doctors. They will be able to refer their concerns to the General Medical Council for further investigation. The Regulations are made in the context of the planned revalidation of a doctor's licence to practice. The Regulations can be viewed on the UK legislation website.