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Reflective practice – Doctors

The leaders of nine healthcare regulators, including the GMC, have signed a joint statement to stress the benefits of good reflection among healthcare professionals.

GMC Interim Orders

LinkedIn Twitter 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...

NHS Staff Survey 2018 Results

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.

Doctors’ Mental Health Crisis

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...

Interim Orders

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...

I have been referred to the General Medical Council.

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...