"The GMC Media Team
The Media Team work with colleagues across the organisation to promote the work of the GMC; and they have direct relationships with a variety of journalists, from both national organisations and specialist publications.
There are 4 different roles within this team and the staff resources have been allocated as follows:
· Media Relations Manager (London Level 3) – £39,766 - £58,338
· Media Relations Officer (2 officers in Manchester Level 4) - £23,413 - £34,090
· Media Relations Officer (2 full time, 1 part time officers in London Level 4) – £29,078 - £42,546
· Communications Executive (London Level 5) – £25,582 - £37,337"
This appears to me to be quite a lot of money and funded by doctors. Certainly this is a discussion that should be had in the public arena.