A consultation aimed at making doctors better professionals, communicators and leaders has been launched by the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC).
The consultation will seek views on a proposed framework for generic professional capabilities sought, including the outcomes that all doctors will have to demonstrate by the end of their postgraduate specialty training.
The framework clarifies the core knowledge, skills and behaviours which doctors need... Readmore
The General Medical Council (GMC) has announced proposals for new time limits for how long sanctions on a doctor’s registration are published online or made available to the public.
According to Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the GMC, the consultation is about making the information more accessible and making the decisions taken by the GMC clearer for patients and the public.
Under current rules, when a doctor receives a sanction the outcome is published on the GMC’s website and disclosed... Readmore
The British Medical Association (BMA) has declared that action needs to be taken to prevent an exodus of medical academics following changes to their pension scheme.
Responding to a consultation, the BMA stressed the need for protections and transitional arrangements for academics that are approaching the end of their careers.
The issue is that the USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme) wants to close its final salary pension scheme in April 2016 and move to a career-average revalued earnings... Readmore
More than 15,500 UK GPs believe their heavy workload is having a “negative impact” on the quality of patient care according to a British Medical Association (BMA) survey published today.
“This poll highlights that GPs’ ability to care for patients is being seriously undermined by escalating workload, inadequate resourcing and unnecessary paperwork”, said BMA GPs committee chair Chaand Nagpaul.
“Many GPs do not feel they have enough time to spend with their patients and that these... Readmore
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
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