Posts Tagged ‘GMC’

Government will give GMC the powers to shape how they investigate concerns

Defence bodies welcome Government’s desire to speed up GMC investigations of doctors. The Government has responded to the consultation Promoting Profe...

Poor support and isolation result in more ethnic minority doctors facing GMC referral

Disproportionate referrals of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) doctors to fitness to practise processes could be driven by poor induction and suppor...

NHS doctor arrested over string of drunken incidents keeps job after apology

A doctor who carried out a string of violent and drunken attacks over a three-year period has been allowed to keep her job after making a grovelling apolog...

GMC CEO: “If we act together, this report can be a catalyst for achieving a just culture in healthcare”

Reaction to the Independent Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide: Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, and ...

GMC must fundamentally reform its approach to re-gain trust of the profession

The GMC has lost the trust of the medical profession and must fundamentally reform its approach. These are the hard-hitting conclusions of an independen...

Number of GMC investigations into doctors to be reduced in new approach

The GMC is seeking to reduce the number of full investigations into one-off mistakes by doctors – known as single clinical incidents – following a two-...

Better workforce planning needed to avert NHS staffing crisis, says GMC

The GMC has called on the government to develop a more robust approach to workforce planning, with many doctors considering career changes and reduced hour...

Human Factors training to be rolled out for GMC investigators following Bawa-Garba case

The GMC’s fitness to practise decision makers, case examiners and clinical experts are to receive ‘human factors’ training, and advice on modifying i...

Doctors run the gauntlet of having tribunal findings appealed by the GMC

The case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has been significant for the profession for a number of reasons. As a result of this highly emotive case, the Williams...

New guidance on doctors’ reflection aims to address blame culture fears

New guidance to help doctors and medical students with reflection has been released. The guidance sets out key points and principles on being a reflecti...

Petition challenges GMC’s right to use doctor’s fees to pay Bawa-Garba legal costs

Doctors have launched a petition to prevent the GMC from using membership fees to fund its failed legal challenge against Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba. Dr Bawa-...