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Consent: empowering my patients to make informed choices

Thu, 2017-11-30 11:39
Terry O’Kelly is a Consultant General Surgeon in Aberdeen and a part-time Senior Medical Officer with the Scottish Government. He is also a member of the Consent review task and finish group who have helped redraft the GMC’s guidance for doctors on consent ahead of consultation in 2018. This is my first blog and writing […]
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Rubbish news doesn’t have to be given badly

Wed, 2017-11-22 09:57
Claire Henry, Director of Transformation and Improvement for Hospice UK introduces our new joint film exploring how good communication makes a difference to people at the end of their life. Communication is a skill A friend of mine once told me that when he was about seven his family’s beloved guinea pig died. His mother […]
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Prospect of Brexit has not yet slowed rate of new EEA ‘joiners’, GMC data shows

Fri, 2017-11-10 09:03
“Did you know about one in seven of our specialists are from EEA countries?” Paul Buckley, the GMC’s Director of Strategy and Communication, reflects on our latest data on EEA doctors. Though the UK’s health system is often ranked among the world’s best, we know it wouldn’t be nearly as robust without the significant contributions […]
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How do high-quality appraisals support better-quality care?

Tue, 2017-10-17 15:52
Dr Sean O’Kelly, Medical Director of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, tells us how high-quality appraisals support better quality care. Responsible officers have an important role in making sure medical revalidation achieves its aims and effectively maintains the continuing fitness to practice of doctors. One of the key challenges responsible officers face is helping […]
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Texting patients: what should GPs consider?

Wed, 2017-10-11 11:48
Dr Diarmuid Quinlan FRCGP works as a GP in Cork, Ireland and trained in England. He won the ICGP 2013 Quality in Practice award and was recently appointed RCGP Council Representative for the Republic of Ireland. He’s currently studying for a Medical Law and Ethics LLM at Edinburgh University, is married with four sons and […]
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GP’s view: changing revalidation on the ground

Mon, 2017-10-09 15:13
Dr Susi Caesar is a GP in Weymouth, Dorset, and the Royal College of GPs’ Lead for Revalidation. She has recently been elected the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ (AoMRC) Chair of the Revalidation and Professional Development Committee. Here, Susi talks about her role on the GMC’s Revalidation Oversight Group, where she is using her […]
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Tackling transparency together

Thu, 2017-09-21 13:55
Karen Borrer is Head of Reputation for the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) responsible for stakeholder and issues management of a broad range of topics of reputational importance for the UK pharmaceutical industry, including disclosure of payments to healthcare professionals and the launch of Disclosure UK. Every day there is a discovery in […]
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How we work with doctors with health concerns

Tue, 2017-09-12 15:02
Sophie and Mij are members of a newly formed team at the GMC that works with doctors with health concerns. Sophie has worked at the GMC for four years and Mij has worked for the GMC for just under two years. Here, they explain how the GMC now works with doctors who have health concerns.  There […]
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The GMC’s right of appeal – a positive step for patients

Tue, 2017-08-29 13:18
We recently won a landmark appeal at the High Court when judgment was handed down in the case of the GMC v Jagjivan. In this blog, Anthony Omo, our Director of Fitness to Practise and General Counsel, explains this judgment and reflects on its significance. In 2015 changes to the Medical Act meant that for […]
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