Review of decision-making in the General Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise procedures: Final Report – December 2014, released March 2015 by the General Medical Council

Posted on March 18, 2015. Filed under: Medicine | Tags: , |

Review of decision-making in the General Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise procedures: Final Report – December 2014, released March 2015 by the General Medical Council

New research finds that GMC decisions are fair to doctors under investigation – GMC – 13 March 2015

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Standards for medical education and training – consultation on draft standards – General Medical Council [UK] – 28 January 2015

Posted on January 30, 2015. Filed under: Educ for Hlth Professions, Medicine | Tags: , |

Standards for medical education and training – consultation on draft standards – General Medical Council [UK] – 28 January 2015

“This consultation from 28 January to 24 March 2015 is on new standards for undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training.”

Media release: New standards put patient safety at the heart of medical education and training

Consultation document: Standards for medical education and training: a public consultation on our draft standards

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Understanding the rise in Fitness to Practise complaints from members of the public – Plymouth University – 2014

Posted on July 22, 2014. Filed under: Medicine | Tags: , , |

Understanding the rise in Fitness to Practise complaints from members of the public – Plymouth University – 2014

Why have more people complained to the General Medical Council about their doctor? – 21 July 2014

“Enquiries made by the general public to the General Medical Council about doctors’ fitness to practise rose from 5,168 in 2007 to 10,347 in 2012.

In a bid to understand this increase, the GMC commissioned a research team from the Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education, Research and Assessment (CAMERA) at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry to investigate the issues and produce a report.

The report – “Understanding the Rise in Fitness to Practise Complaints from Members of the General Public” – is published today, 21 July 2014

An increase in complaints has been seen across the UK, which suggests wider social trends rather than localised issues. A large number of complaints did not progress because the issues raised could not be identified, which suggests that the GMC is receiving complaints outside its remit. According to the report, this points towards problems with the wider complaint-handling system and culture.

While the report does not point to any specific causes for the increase in complaints, it does clearly identify a number of trends which have contributed to an environment in which the public are more prone to making complaints about their doctors.”

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Better care for older people – General Medical Council [UK] – 9 July 2014

Posted on July 11, 2014. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Better care for older people – General Medical Council [UK] – 9 July 2014

The GMC has launched a new online resource to support doctors in their day-to-day care of older patients.

It has worked closely with partner organisations, including the British Geriatrics Society and Age UK, to create Better care for older people. The resource gives practical advice, including from leading clinicians, on how to put older patients first and use GMC guidance to handle their clinical, emotional and psychological needs.

At the core of the resource is a series of videos featuring interviews with older patients. Their experiences of dealing with doctors, from feeling that they have been pushed aside because of their age to the importance of seeing the same doctor, helps put the GMC’s guidance into context and is a strong reminder of the importance of placing the patient at the centre of care.

The resource also contains a mixture of guidance, case studies, scenarios, articles and tips to prepare doctors for caring for the growing number of older patients.”

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Fairness and the GMC: Doctors’ views – released 31 May 2014

Posted on June 3, 2014. Filed under: Medicine | Tags: , |

Fairness and the GMC: Doctors’ views – released 31 May 2014

GMC determined to put fairness front and centre

“The General Medical Council (GMC) must not only be fair, it must be seen to be fair, according to independent research published today.

The report by the research consultancy NatCen shows that, while the vast majority of doctors are confident in how the GMC carries out its role, more needs to be done to build trust among certain groups of doctors.

The research looked at how doctors practicing in the UK view the GMC, based on a sample of 3,500 medics, covering issues such as how the GMC registers doctors and how it investigates and takes action following complaints about doctors.”

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GMC consults on two future pillars of medical professionalism: CPD guidance and revalidation regulations – General Medical Council – 17 October 2011

Posted on October 26, 2011. Filed under: Educ for Hlth Professions, Health Professions, Medicine | Tags: , |

GMC consults on two future pillars of medical professionalism: continuing professional development guidance and revalidation regulations – General Medical Council – 17 October 2011

“Press Release”

The GMC has set out new proposals for how it will support doctors’ professional development, and what will be expected of doctors themselves, in two consultations launched today.

Doctors have a duty to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date and, for most doctors, this is an integral part of their professionalism and desire to provide better care for patients. However, with the introduction of revalidation from late 2012, all doctors will for the first time have to show they are up-to-date with their practice on a regular basis.
 
The first consultation launched today asks for feedback on what doctors and employers should be doing on CPD and how the GMC can support doctors in keeping up-to-date, as CPD will play an important role in doctors’ revalidation.

The second consultation seeks views on the supporting regulations that will set out the legal powers, rights and responsibilities which underpin the revalidation process.”

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