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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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Ensuring fairness in referrals to the regulator

GMC UK - Mon, 2018-11-12 10:56
Dr Doyin Atewologun and Roger Kline are leading an independent research project for the GMC to help us understand why some doctors are referred to us by healthcare providers more, or less, than others. Here, Doyin tells us why she was keen to lead this work and what impact she hopes it will have on […]
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Regulators unite to improve patient safety

GMC UK - Fri, 2018-11-09 10:37
Ian McNeill, Head of the GMC’s Regional Liaison Service, explains how a new information sharing agreement between regulators in England is improving the way we share and act on concerns to protect patients and doctors. Overstretched. Exhausted. Burnt out.  These are words my team hear every week from doctors about how they feel working in […]
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From Professional to Patient: Personal Reflections on Consent

GMC UK - Mon, 2018-10-29 09:05
Deborah Bowman is a Professor of Medical Ethics who has extensive experience working in healthcare and academia. She leads the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Task and Finish Group , which consists of independent experts advising the GMC on reviewing its consent guidance. The guidance is used to assist doctors to make decisions with patients about […]
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Using data to enhance medical education

GMC UK - Thu, 2018-10-04 10:45
Professor Steve Thornton is the Vice Principal (Health) at Queen Mary University of London and is a consultant obstetrician at Barts and the London. Here he introduces the potential of the UK Medical Education Database (UKMED) as the chair of its Advisory Board. The UK Medical Education Database (UKMED) has been set up to help […]
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