Posts Tagged ‘GMC’

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...

Key reaction to the juniors’ rejection of the renegotiated contract

Prof Derek Bell, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and Dr Katherine Walesby, Chair of its Trainees’ Committee “While it is ...

GMC: “work with you to make sure profession remains one of which we can all be proud”

This week’s BMA vote on the revised contract for doctors in training in England has confirmed that a great many of them continue to have concerns about t...

Revalidation is starting to make a difference but improvements can be made 

Four out of 10 doctors are changing their practice as a result of their last appraisal. This is the key finding of independent research commissioned by ...

GMC strengthens tests for overseas doctors wanting to work in UK

The GMC assessment for international doctors wanting to work in the UK is to be strengthened, it has said. Improvements are being made to the Profession...

Chief Executive at the GMC to stand down at the end of the year

The Chief Executive of the General Medical Council is to step down at end of 2016. Niall Dickson has announced his decision to step down at the end of 2...

Only one anonymous complaint about a doctor has led to GMC action in two years

Only one anonymous GMC complaint has led to a sanction imposed on a doctor in the past two years. Data provided by the GMC showed that out of 438 anonym...

Asthma expert stuns patient by ‘charging £6.5K for 16-minute consultation’

A world-renowned British asthma expert charged a stunned patient almost £6,500 for a medical consultation lasting just 16 minutes, a tribunal has heard. ...

GP trainee committed suicide after fearing GMC suspension over drinking

A newly-qualified GP voted ‘Trainee GP of the Year’ hanged himself after fearing he would be struck off by the GMC for failing an alcohol test, an inqu...

European Professional Card will affect UK’s ability to check suitability of migrating doctors

Powers to check the suitability of incoming European health professionals are set to be compromised by a new ‘passport to practise’. The GMC is call...

GMC guidance: striking doctors must make the care of their patient their first concern

The decision to hold this ballot is a matter for the BMA and its members, but we have been approached by a number of doctors asking for our view, and we ar...