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Our response to BAPIO’s open letter

Fri, 2018-02-09 17:54
Dear Dr Mehta and Dr Bamrah Thank you for your letter of 12 January. We do understand the strength of feeling this tragic case has raised for many doctors. We know we can’t simply undo all the anxiety generated by it but we are committed to listening to doctors and addressing their concerns. However, the […]
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FAQs: outcome of High Court appeal – Dr Bawa-Garba case

Fri, 2018-02-02 18:25
1. How do I raise concerns about my working environment and inadequate staffing? Follow the steps in the flowchart below (click to open in full).  Key actions You must raise this concern with your manager or the consultant in charge or the practice partner, straight away. Afterwards, keep a brief written record of your concern and […]
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Responding to your concerns

Fri, 2018-01-26 18:47
The GMC’s Director of Education and Standards, Dr Colin Melville, addresses some of the concerns raised following the ruling in the Dr Bawa-Garba case this week. I know that many doctors are feeling anxious after the outcome of this week’s High Court appeal. I acknowledge the strength of feeling and I recognise the concerns. I […]
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Supporting you in a system under pressure: annual message from the GMC Chair

Wed, 2018-01-17 16:07
Dear Colleague, Our health services, once again, find themselves under huge pressure and I know the lengths you are going to so that patients get the best possible care. That pressure, on individual doctors as well as the wider system, is of great concern to us. We spoke out in the media this month to […]
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What happens on a typical day at an MPTS tribunal?

Thu, 2018-01-11 16:31
Here, two tribunal assistants who help make sure hearings at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service run smoothly speak about their roles. Michelle Shiels has been a tribunal assistant for two years and finds helping witnesses to be the most rewarding part of her job. Zain Ahmed talks about the sensitive nature of some of the […]
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Regulating medical associates: a challenge worth pursuing

Wed, 2018-01-03 13:38
Charlie Massey, Chief Executive of the GMC, talks about the importance of Medical Associate Professionals (MAPs) and how their regulation may help strengthen our health system. Growing patient demand and workforce pressures have rightly sparked changes in the way we deliver healthcare. Perhaps the most meaningful change has been the growth of new roles designed […]
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Easing financial pressure on doctors

Wed, 2017-12-13 08:07
After countless exams, lectures and placements, having your name added to the Medical Register is a cause for celebration. Sadly, not long after this proud moment has passed, what should be an exciting time for medical graduates is often marred by a barrage of bills. I was taken aback by these costs when I qualified […]
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Revalidation: five years on

Tue, 2017-12-12 17:03
Clare Barton, Assistant Director of Revalidation at the General Medical Council (GMC), talks about the progress made since revalidation was launched five years ago.  It barely seems possible that five years have passed since revalidation began for UK doctors. I remember that day well – I was part of the team that had spent years […]
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From trainee to trainer – valuing the national training surveys

Tue, 2017-12-12 11:40
Dr Achyut Valluri, Consultant and Clinical Lead for Postgraduate Training and Educational Supervision in Acute Medicine at Ninewells Hospital, shares his thoughts on the national training surveys and why it is so important that the voice of the trainer is also heard. Supporting learners and educators At the start of last year I made the […]
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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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