Dame Clare Marx

Dame Clare Marx, Chair, GMC

Dame Clare Marx


Chair, General Medical Council

Dame Clare Marx was elected Chair of the GMC in July 2018, taking over the role in January 2019. She is the first woman to hold the Chair since the GMC was established 160 years ago.

She had become a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at St Mary’s and St Charles’ in 1990 before moving to work at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust in 1993 for the next 20 years, becoming Associate Medical Director for appraisal and revalidation in 2013.

Clare chaired the Trauma and Orthopaedic Specialist Advisory Committee for the Royal College of Surgeons and co-authored the first competency-based curriculum in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.

She received a CBE for services to medicine in 2007 and was elected President of the British Orthopaedic Association the following year. In 2009 she was elected to the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and chaired the Invited Review Mechanism from 2011-2014 before being elected President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2014-2017), the first woman in the history of the College to hold this role.

Clare was also the Chair of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management until the end of 2018.

Dame Clare is due to speak at the RCGP Annual Conference on Thursday 24 October 2019. View full programme details for Thursday.