Posts Tagged ‘GMC’

GMC consults on plans for Medical Licensing Assessment to provide one route to register

The GMC has launched a consultation on plans for a Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) that will provide a single route to the medical register for all doct...

GMC Chair’s annual message to the profession: “Lightening our touch”

Dear colleague, I write to you once again at the start of the year, as health services across the UK are working harder than ever to deal with the fierc...

New GMC guidance on confidentiality includes when breaches can be justified

The GMC has published revised, expanded and reorganised guidance on confidentiality for all doctors practising in the UK. The guidance is designed to he...

GMC says annual retention fee for doctors will not go up in 2017/18

The GMC is to freeze all registration fees, including the annual retention fee, from April 2017 to March 2018. The GMC’s Council has agreed that next ...

GMC launches programme to tackle challenges to medical professionalism

The lack of time and support to make a reality of reflective practice is one of the biggest challenges of medical professionalism, doctors of all grades re...

Junior doctors’ training under threat from heavy workloads, the GMC warns

Increasingly heavy workloads are eroding the time doctors have for training, according to the GMC. The 2016 national training survey, which canvassed op...

Anaesthetist struck off by GMC after doing private work whilst on a ‘career break’

A doctor has been struck off after he took on private clients overseas while telling NHS bosses he was busy working for charity. Essam Aly, 55, carried ...

GMC advice for doctors considering industrial action in the coming months

This the guidance issued by the GMC for trainees considering industrial action: We are asking every doctor contemplating further and escalated industri...

GMC should review verdict on former army doctor Dr Derek Keilloh

You may have read my previous blogs about Derek Keilloh – I mentioned him here, and there is a fuller account of his case here. Briefly, he was a young a...

Eye surgeon had secret affair with male patient who followed his international exploits

A top eye surgeon revered as 'the man with the magic fingers' is facing a medical tribunal over a secret affair he had with a male patient. John Brookes...

GMC consults on changes to the medical register to include more information

The GMC is consulting on changes to transform the online medical register to make it more relevant to the public. The register is the only up-to-date, p...