GMC concerned about ‘state of worry’ in medical profession

The General Medical Council ( GMC ) has raised issues that a ‘state of worry’ exists within the medical occupation as services throughout the UK come under increased pressure. The medical regulator’s warning that systems of healthcare and the health professionals working within them are having a hard time to deal with a series of problems– consisting of the effect of health services under pressure and fragile social care services1– appears in its annual report on The state of medical education and practice in the UK, published today (Thursday 27 October 2016). In their overview to this year’s report, Professor Terence Stephenson, the GMC’s Chair, and Niall Dickson, its President, highlight: Their intro to the report says: ‘There is a state of anxiousness within the medical pro …

See all stories on this subject Report reveals revalidation is starting to have a favorable impact but enhancements can be made

Independent research commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC) has found that four from 10 doctors are changing their practice as an outcome of their last appraisal. Around half of those medical professionals aged under 50 have changed their practice. The findings are from an interim report from a UK-wide cooperation of scientists, known as UMbRELLA and led by Plymouth University. This report belongs to a three-year research study into the effect of revalidation, following its introduction in December 2012. The report is based on a survey completed by more than 26,000 licensed doctors (16% response rate) together with hundreds of Responsible Officers and feedback from client and public agents. A further revalidation report has been published today by a collaboration of the Universities of Manc …