The state of medical education and practice 2011 – General Medical Council [UK] – 16 September 2011

Posted on September 21, 2011. Filed under: Educ for Hlth Professions, Medicine |

The state of medical education and practice 2011 – General Medical Council [UK] – 16 September 2011

“Doctors entering the UK health service for the first time need better support in order to practise safely, according to a new report published today.

Every year, around 12,000 doctors from the UK, Europe and countries around the world, start working in the UK for the first time (1). The recommendation for an induction programme for all doctors new to the UK health service comes from the first State of Medical Education and Practice report published by the General Medical Council (GMC).

The report uses GMC and other data to provide a picture of the medical profession in the UK and identifies some of the challenges that persist. It concludes more needs to be done to ensure consistency of induction for all doctors, and especially for those coming here to work from outside the UK. This would ensure that they get an early understanding of the ethical and professional standards they will be expected to meet, and become familiar with how medicine is practised across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.”

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