The Medical Council has also just launched its Annual Report for 2010, which shows a 22 per cent increase in complaints against Doctors. Most complaints related to poor professional standards, ineffective communication or a failure to supply medical records on request, and a high proportion of complaints are made against GPs, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Psychiatrists and Surgeons. 54 complaints were referred on to Fitness to Practise Inquiries, but in 83 per cent of cases, the Medical Council decided against holding a full Inquiry. It is thought that the number of complaints made in future years may rise, as the public becomes more aware of the Medical Council’s role.