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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...
What happens when someone raises a concern with the GMC

What happens when someone raises a concern with the GMC

FollowFollowFollowFollow 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.  Complaints about a doctor’s fitness to practise can...
Government relax immigration rules for overseas doctors

Government relax immigration rules for overseas doctors

FollowFollowFollowFollow Overseas doctors will no longer have to meet onerous visa and immigration restrictions to work in the NHS after being added to the UK’s Shortage Occupation List. Doctors from all branches of practise as well as other medical professionals such...
Is video-link evidence becoming the norm in MPTS hearings?

Is video-link evidence becoming the norm in MPTS hearings?

FollowFollowFollowFollow 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.  The GMC Fitness to Practise Rules 2004, Rule 34(13) and (14) state:  ‘(13) A party may, at any...