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Doctor rest breaks and overtime – Court of Appeal ruling

Doctor rest breaks and overtime – Court of Appeal ruling

FollowFollowFollowFollow Junior doctors have won a court case against a hospital trust over rest breaks which “could have far-reaching implications for the NHS.”  In the case, 20 junior doctors took the Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to court claiming errors in...
GMC to regulate two new associates roles

GMC to regulate two new associates roles

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the General Medical Council (GMC) will regulate physician associates (PA) and anaesthesia associates.  The decision by the DHSC comes after agreement from all four UK Governments was...
BAME doctors are more likely to be referred to GMC

BAME doctors are more likely to be referred to GMC

FollowFollowFollowFollow 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. “Employers and healthcare providers are more likely to refer doctors who obtained their...
Reflective practice – Doctors

Reflective practice – Doctors

FollowFollowFollowFollow 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 statement, “Benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner”, outlines...