GD5 General Medical Council

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD5
Title: General Medical Council
Dates of Creation of Material: 1856-1992
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 4.5 shelf metres: bound volumes

Name of creator(s): General Medical Council
Administrative History: Formed as a result of the 1858 Medical Act, the General Medical Council has 104 members elected from the medical profession and the public. The GMC has strong legal powers with which to protect the patient, and it is responsible to the Privy Council for establishing a register of qualified practitioners, defining their qualifications and appointing examiners.
Archival History: Unknown
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Accessioned pre-1980, no details available

Scope and Content: Minutes 1856-1992; index volumes 1858-1939
Accruals: Further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record series

Conditions Governing Access: Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the current Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland).
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000
Date(s) of Description: May 2000; last updated August 2009.