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National training surveys – what does confidentiality actually mean?

GMC UK - Tue, 2019-03-19 10:10
Louise O’Neill is the GMC’s Survey Design Manager. She works with doctors and medical educators to keep the national training surveys up-to-date and relevant. Here, Louise explains how we keep survey responses confidential, so doctors can feel comfortable telling us what they think about medical education and training across the four countries of the UK. […]
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‘Please, Write to Me’ – guidance from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

GMC UK - Thu, 2019-03-14 11:25
At the end of last year, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges published guidance for doctors on best practice for writing to patients. Here, Prof Nigel Mathers, Emeritus Professor of Primary Medical Care, University of Sheffield and Dr Hugh Rayner, Consultant Nephrologist at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, explains how the guidance helps […]
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Reaching out to SAS and Locally Employed Doctors

GMC UK - Tue, 2019-03-12 09:14
Rebecca Barnard, one of our Survey Project Officers, is part of the team working on the new survey for Speciality and Associate Specialist (SAS) and Locally Employed Doctors (LED) launching in spring 2019. She’s spent the past few months speaking to a number of doctors to understand the unique issues they face and in this […]
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Registering equality: how women had to fight their way into the profession

GMC UK - Fri, 2019-03-08 09:00
Women today make up almost half of the medical workforce, but in the 1850s it was made nearly impossible for them to join the profession. On International Women’s Day we pay tribute to the persevering pioneers who challenged the status quo. Johanna Kuila, one of our policy analysts, and a member of our staff Women’s […]
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Creating supportive environments, maximising potential

GMC UK - Fri, 2019-03-08 08:00
Dame Clare Marx joined the GMC as Chair at the start of January. Here, she reflects on her first few weeks in the job and tells us more about herself. Was the start of my lifelong love of medicine that moment when, at the age of five and with an injured finger, I thought I’d […]
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Helping overseas GPs settle into UK practice

GMC UK - Wed, 2019-03-06 11:21
Kim Tolley is the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Regional Liaison Adviser for South London. In September 2018, Kim was seconded to work with NHS England for two years as their Training Development Manager, helping to create learning resources for the International GP Recruitment Programme (IGPR). The IGPR plans to recruit around 2,000 suitably qualified overseas […]
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How can ‘Trip Advisor’ help you reflect on your practice?

GMC UK - Tue, 2019-02-26 10:30
Our third annual student professionalism competition focused on the topic of reflective practice. Here, winner Hattie Greig, from the University of Dundee, considers how a ‘Trip Advisor’ inspired approach can help doctors to reflect on their own practice. Reflect, Learn and Act! Last year I studied “Teaching in Medicine” for my BMSc, which opened up opportunities to […]
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Why the need for more doctor data?

GMC UK - Fri, 2019-02-01 16:50
Claire Light is Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the General Medical Council (GMC). Claire is leading a project to seek the support of doctors to make sure more of the profession provide diversity monitoring data. Here, Claire explains why it is vital that the GMC gathers this sensitive information, and how it will […]
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Duties of a doctor – putting guidance to practice

GMC UK - Fri, 2019-02-01 08:35
Doctors practising in the UK will be familiar with the General Medical Council’s (GMC) guidance that they must adhere to, but knowing how it can be applied to everyday practice can sometimes be a challenge. The GMC’s Regional Liaison Service tailors workshops, known as Duties of a doctor to the needs of individual organisations. The […]
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Top tips to help you settle into UK practice

GMC UK - Fri, 2019-01-25 08:22
Last year, Egyptian paediatrician trainee Dr Mariam Mourad moved from Cairo, where she qualified, to live and work in London. Dr Mourad appeared on the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Facebook live event in September where she was on a panel discussing sessions held by the GMC for doctors new to the UK. Now, she shares […]
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Medical manslaughter review update – gathering and analysing the evidence

GMC UK - Wed, 2019-01-16 09:05
An independent review, commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC) into how gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice, has been underway for seven months. Here Dr Leslie Hamilton, a former consultant cardiac surgeon, provides an update on the group’s progress and an analysis of the evidence presented so far. Since […]
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