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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From Russia, with love: A Russian doctor and his family reveal why they moved to the UK

GMC UK - Wed, 2018-09-19 09:02
As the NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary earlier this year, we’ve spoken to a Russian family who were attracted to move to the UK to work for its health service. Dr Vadim Chernykh, is a clinical fellow in trauma and orthopaedics with eight years of clinical experience in neurosurgery in both Russia and the UK. […]
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Can disabled doctors be able medics?

GMC UK - Mon, 2018-09-17 13:48
Dr Eleanor Powers is a doctor in training specialising in public health. Here, she reflects on the valuable insight that doctors with health needs bring to medical practice, and the importance of the GMC’s consultation on supporting disabled medics.   As someone who spent their whole Foundation programme juggling clinic work and a progressive physical […]
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Medical manslaughter review – progress update

GMC UK - Fri, 2018-09-14 10:26
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. A working group of 11 people with a range of experience and expertise (including hospital doctors, GPs and trainees in addition to those bringing the legal […]
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Food for thought: nutrition in medical education

GMC UK - Tue, 2018-09-11 09:30
Leonie Milliner, Chief Executive of Association for Nutrition, talks about the importance of better nutrition education in medical schools and for doctors in training, and how a new group has assumed responsibility for driving forward the nutrition curriculum for undergraduate education. Medical students are telling us they want to learn more about nutrition. They’re eager […]
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Involving patients in revalidation

GMC UK - Fri, 2018-08-31 11:08
Following Sir Keith Pearson’s review of revalidation, we’ve been working with others to explore ways to increase the awareness and involvement of patients in revalidation. Dr Jose Mathew, Deputy Medical Director and Responsible Officer at North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, tells us how they involve patients in revalidation. We know how valuable involving […]
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Welcoming doctors to UK practice

GMC UK - Wed, 2018-08-29 09:32
Each year we see an increasing number of overseas doctors applying to secure a licence to work in the UK. We know working in a new country, often with a completely different healthcare system, language and culture can be a challenge for doctors. We run workshops, Welcome to UK Practice, which support doctors in making […]
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How making simple adjustments can make a big difference

GMC UK - Thu, 2018-08-23 10:55
Dr Astrid Vanderwerff studied to become a doctor in the Netherlands before coming to the UK to continue her career in medicine. Here, she writes about how reluctance to buy a new telephone prevented her from doing her job. Astrid shared her story at a roundtable event hosted by the GMC as part of a […]
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From student to doctor: supporting learners through transition

GMC UK - Tue, 2018-08-21 13:49
Dr Helen Johnson is Foundation School Director for the East of England and a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, and she sits on the GMC’s Welcomed and valued steering group, which helped us update the guidance that is now open for public consultation. Here she writes about the difficulty of transitioning between medical school and […]
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Becoming a doctor in the UK: the view from an international medical graduate

GMC UK - Tue, 2018-08-07 09:26
Channel 4 will tonight feature international medical graduates on their journey to becoming doctors in the UK in its documentary, ‘The Foreign Doctors are Coming’. Among them is Anna Zonato, from Brazil. Here she tells us about the process she has gone through to become a licensed doctor ready to begin working in the UK. […]
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