GMC investigation decisions “fair and consistent” says new research

Decisions made by the General Medical Council (GMC) during investigations into doctors who have been subject of a serious complaint are “fair and consistent” according to independent research published today. The review, carried out by researchers at Plymouth University, found that the decisions made in 187 randomly selected cases were appropriate as well as being in line with GMC guidance criteria. “There are more than a quarter of a million doctors on our register and relatively few are subject... Readmore

Doctors leaders demand greater resources for GPs

Politicians and NHS managers must ensure ‘overstretched and underfunded’ GP services are properly resourced, say doctors leaders. Referring to figures in a Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) report which show details of NHS payments made to general practices in 2013-14, BMA GPs committee chair Chaand Nagpaul said that they show how good value general practice is for the NHS but warns that GPs are “finding it increasingly difficult to make funding meet demands.” The HSCIC... Readmore

Licence to practise at risk for 8000 doctors warns GMC

The General Medical Council (GMC) has advised almost 8000 doctors that they have until the end of the week to provide information in support of their revalidation or face having their licence to practice removed. Doctors have a duty under the GMC’s Licence to Practise and Revalidation Regulations to provide information but as yet 7,818 have failed to do so. Those who do not respond will receive a final notice letter advising them that they have 28 days to confirm their designated revalidation... Readmore
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