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Regulating MAPs: how to get involved

GMC UK - Thu, 2019-12-19 11:53
Earlier this year, The Department of Health and Social Care asked the GMC to take on the regulation of medical associate professionals (MAPs). Here, Una Lane, Director of Registration and Revalidation, provides an update on what this means for the GMC and how you can get involved. It’s been four months since the GMC was […]
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Does the thought of speaking up scare you?

GMC UK - Wed, 2019-12-11 09:06
Aisling Sweeney, final year medical student at Cardiff University, discusses her winning entry on the topic of ‘speaking up’ as part of the General Medical Council and Medical Schools Council’s joint competition for medical students. My name is Aisling Sweeney and I’m a final year medical student at Cardiff University. When I heard the focus […]
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Prescribing change – what does Michael West and Denise Coia’s wellbeing report mean for doctors?

GMC UK - Tue, 2019-11-26 14:15
Dr Alice Rutter, anaesthetic doctor in the South East of Scotland and General Medical Council (GMC) clinical fellow, reflects on key findings from the ‘Caring for doctors, caring for patients’ report on doctors’ and medical students’ wellbeing. You can hear more from Alice, along with her colleagues, Dr Catherine Walton and Dr Adam Thomas, in […]
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Improving consistency in medical governance

GMC UK - Wed, 2019-10-23 12:05
The Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, David Hare, talks about the launch of a new framework aimed at improving consistency in standards of governance across the independent sector. Healthcare provision is constantly evolving, and with expectations from patients, regulators and other bodies growing, continuous improvement must be the priority for all healthcare providers. […]
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A day in the life of a physician associate

GMC UK - Tue, 2019-10-22 16:19
Physician associate Alex Strivens-Joyce (pictured on the left) tells us what he loves about working in primary care in rural Wales. I feel there is no greater privilege than caring for others and no greater reward. I worked for the Royal Navy before realising my interest in patient care. Seeing the defence medical services at work […]
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Taking the MLA as an international medical graduate – your questions answered

GMC UK - Tue, 2019-10-22 08:00
Richard Hankins, the General Medical Council’s Head of Assessment, provides an update on the Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) and answers some of the questions we’ve been asked by international medical graduates (IMG). We’re changing the way we assess doctors who want to join the UK medical register. From 2023, if you want to register with […]
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Preparing for a future outside the European Union

GMC UK - Fri, 2019-10-18 16:46
Tomorrow Parliament decide whether the UK will leave the EU under a new withdrawal agreement. Our Director of Strategy and Policy, Paul Buckley, explains the steps we’ve taken to ensure that we’re prepared for the outcome – whether deal, or no deal. In these uncertain times, we’ve been working hard to plan and prepare for […]
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Team building: meet the anaesthesia associates

GMC UK - Tue, 2019-10-15 09:55
The Department of Health and Social Care recently asked the GMC to formally take on the  regulation of anaesthesia associates and physician associates.   Sarah Massey, an anaesthesia associate at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and Board member at the Association of Anaesthesia Associates, shines a light on the role and the difference regulation […]
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Celebrating National Customer Service Week at the GMC

GMC UK - Thu, 2019-10-10 13:23
The week commencing Monday 7 October 2019 is National Customer Service Week. Recognised by the Institute of Customer Service, the week provides an opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays. Here Belle Willacy and Anthony Shelmerdine, two of our Contact Centre Advisers, discuss their roles. On the second floor […]
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