The United Kingdom's General Medical Council (GMC) has reported a 23 percent rise in the number of complaints it received against doctors in 2011. The increase from 7,153 in 2010 to 8,781 in 2011 is part of a trend that began in 2007. The GMC also reports that the likelihood a complaint will be investigated has risen from one in 68 in 2010 to one in 64 in 2011. These findings are included in the organization's second "The state of medical education and practice in the UK" report, and show a rise in complaints about interaction with patients, with communication issues increasing by 69% and a perceived lack of respect rising by 45%. Over the year, the GMC took action in over 500 cases, removing 65 doctors from the medical register, while a further 93 were suspended.