GMC concerned about ‘state of unease’ in medical profession

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 …

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