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Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) doctors are more likely to be referred to the GMC in fitness to practise cases than their white counterparts.
The leaders of nine healthcare regulators, including the GMC, have signed a joint statement to stress the benefits of good reflection among healthcare professionals.
The BBC recently shared the experience of a Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) doctor who was jailed but his conviction was quashed on appeal.
Doctors being investigated after the death of a patient should expect official investigations to take into account their working environments and pressures.
When a doctor’s fitness to practise is called in to question, the GMC has a legal obligation to investigate the complaint to establish if the doctor’s fitness to practise may be impaired.
Overseas doctors will no longer have to meet onerous visa and immigration restrictions to work in the NHS.
At a hearing at the Medical Practitioner’s Tribunal Service any party can make an application to have a witness’s evidence heard by video-link.
GMC Defence Barristers were successful in persuading the MPTS to impose a conditions of practise order for a doctor.
GMC Defence Barristers were successful in securing our client’s case was closed with no action being taken.
The General Medical Council (GMC) has issued new advice to support doctors with disabilities aimed at training institutions and medical schools.
The routes to registration with the GMC are varied and will depend on your nationality, qualifications and experience.
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The General Medical Council (GMC) has updated its practical skills and procedures list newly qualified doctors.
The GMC has announced plans to introduce steps designed to reduce the number of fitness to practise investigations it carries out.
The GMC has called on Doctors to check their insurance and indemnity cover as the Government launches state-backed Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP).
The GMC has recently announced that doctors will receive training support to call out unprofessional behaviours from colleagues which can affect patient safety and outcomes.
A renowned Urologist constructively dismissed for whistleblowing says promises of protection for doctors are repeatedly broken.
If someone has made a complaint against you at work, the best thing to do is to stay calm and ask for full details of the complaint.
The General Medical Council (GMC) has published an insight paper on the role and contribution of specialty and associate specialists (SAS) and locally employed doctors (LEDs).
Head of chambers, Stephen McCaffrey and Catherine Stock, have successfully defended a foundation doctor before the GMC’s Fitness to Practise Panel.
A recent GMC study has found that public confidence in doctors and the way that doctors are regulated remains high.
The Health Education England Health and Care Workforce Strategy for England to 2027 – Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future – announced a new Commission on the mental wellbeing of NHS staff and learners.
The results of the 2018 NHS staff survey have been published and staff errors “that could have hurt patients” is at a five year high.
The Health Secretary has put forward plans that will see NHS staff’s access to mental health support services being fast-tracked.
The General Medical Council (GMC) has provided guidance for foreign doctors on the implications of Brexit on their registrations and their ability to continue to work in the UK.
The GMC have recently published new guidance aimed at assisting the medical profession to become better reflective practitioners. It provides top tips on reflective practice and the reflective practice tool-kit provides helpful examples. The guidance also emphasises...
Is there a crisis in the mental health and wellbeing of our doctors? Recent reports about junior doctors in crisis coupled with Professor Appleby’s research on reducing stress for doctors undergoing a GMC investigation, highlights the problem of how best to assist...
The GMC may refer a doctor for an interim orders hearing at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service [MPTS] at any stage in proceedings. The role of the Interim Orders Tribunal (IOT) is to consider whether the doctor’s registration should be restricted on an interim...
What do I do? A referral to the General Medical Council (GMC) is an extremely worrying thing for any doctor. Understanding how it works is essential to identifying what will happen, when and what you should be doing. The first thing to know is that a referral to the...