The High Court reaffirmed important legal fitness to practise principles in the case of PSA v HCPC recently.
Coroner’s verdict directs GMC to ensure trusts and agencies inform doctors when they are referred to the GMC and check what support they need.
A doctor’s fitness to practise was found not impaired in a case involving a police caution for an issue of violence against a child which was referred to the GMC.
This case occurred in the context of the NMC’s fitness to practise process but principle remains the same for all healthcare professionals.
Evidence of a registrant’s behaviour and attitude during and after an incident and during fitness to practise proceedings is vitally important.
GMC has published the initial results of its first ever survey of SAS and LE doctors with many reporting “unfair treatment”.
A doctor, represented by GMC Defence Barristers, has avoided a practice suspension following a MPTS hearing where they were accused of dishonesty.
The GMG is responsible to regulating doctors ensuring that doctors are fit to practise. How does the GMC define fitness to practise?
Doctors are increasingly moving away from traditional careers and training paths to avoid burnout according to GMC report.
A peer-reviewed study confirms that doctors who do not attend their hearing or lacked legal representation tended to receive more serious outcomes.
Figures releases by the General Medical Council (GMC) has shown a 40% increase in the number of referrals to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) in the last year.
Cautions must be declared to healthcare regulatory bodies such as the GMC. There is often uncertainty over cautions, what they are and whether they should be declared.
When a decision by the MPTS is made in relation to a doctor’s fitness to practise, that decision can be subject to an appeal by various parties.
This is a complex topic, and unfortunately many doctors feel unsure how to correctly balance the requirements of patient safety, public interest, responsibilities to colleagues and duties to employers.
Negative conclusions can be drawn by the GMC’s medical practitioners tribunal service (MPTS) panel if doctors decide not to testify or give evidence in their disciplinary tribunal.
The rules governing the scheme include provision for NHS Resolution to share information about claims with the GMC.
A General Medical Council (GMC) commission study found that senior healthcare staff are unprepared and unsupported for the challenges of leadership during the early stages of their management careers.
Junior doctors have won a court case against a hospital trust over rest breaks which “could have far-reaching implications for the NHS.”
The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the General Medical Council (GMC) will regulate physician associates (PA) and anaesthesia associates.
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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.