GMC statement: The GMC welcomes NHS England’s General Practice Forward View

GMC statement: The GMC invites NHS England’s General Practice Forward View

Niall Dickson, President of the General Medical Council, stated: ‘GPs in England are under big stress at the minute and it is important that we keep the work associated with policy to a minimum. ‘This strategy dedicates us, the Care Quality Commission and NHS England to work more closely together to lower and align the requirements that we put on general practice. It is necessary that we address any unnecessary overlaps, along with gaps. ‘Individually we are carefully assessing the impact of revalidation. We recently commissioned Sir Keith Pearson to perform a review uniting all the proof to help us form revalidation in the future. ‘We can see that it is beginning to have a positive impact, not least through much greater appraisal rates and huge assistance from Re …
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“> See all stories on this topic Statement from the General Medical Council following the publication of the Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust Investigation

General Medical Council ‘Today’s report shows clearly that this healthcare facility failed moms and children, and their families, when they were at their most vulnerable. ‘Where there are specific failings by physicians we will act– and we have already done so in relation to a number of medical professionals at Morecambe Bay, and some examinations are continuous. ‘But, while individual responsibility is important, the essential option across the health service need to be to produce an open culture everywhere, which learns from errors and supports front-line staff to deliver high quality, safe care. We must all ensure that we are assisting to develop a workplace where openness is the norm. ‘We have further guidance coming out later on this year which define the expert duty of candour, but the ch …
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“> See all stories on this subject GMC to lead flexible training review GMC to lead a review on making training pathways more flexible Professor Terence Stephenson, Chair of the General Medical Council, stated: ‘The industrial disagreement between doctors in training in England and the UK Federal government has highlighted a series of ingrained concerns beyond the agreement which have to be attended to– not simply by governments throughout the UK, but by the occupation itself and by those people who regulate and oversee the profession and its education and training. ‘One of these concerns, which impacts doctors in training throughout the UK, is the inflexibility of existing training pathways and we are determined to tackle this issue which was highlighted in the independent Forming of Training Review. ‘The GMC will for that reason lead an evaluation of how doctors in training can, within …
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“> See all stories on this subject GMC reacts to RCS effort to improve security for patients having plastic surgery

The Royal College of Surgeons have published new info to help specialists and medical facilities get ready for changes focused on increasing requirements of care in plastic surgery. From next spring (2016), cosmetic surgeons will be able to make an application for ‘certification’ to reveal they are certified and competent to perform particular treatments. It will enable cosmetic surgeons to show they have the right standards of training and experience to carry out cosmetic surgery. Niall Dickson, President of the General Medical Council, stated: ‘Patients of any ages seeking cosmetic treatments can be vulnerable and they do have to be better secured. This is a great effort by the College which represents a crucial action to a much safer system. The GMC is also dealing with the college to establish a brand-new accredita …
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GMC appoints new Director of Education and Standards The General Medical Council(GMC)has revealed that Dr Colin Melville will become its new Director of Education and Standards from January 2017. Dr Melville is presently the Head of Medical Education at Lancaster University and Head of Lancaster Medical School where he has led the advancement of an innovative undergrad and postgraduate medical education programme. He has been a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine for over Twenty Years and held a variety of senior education and NHS management roles. Dr Melville will continue to pursue the GMC’s reform program, including the advancement of a medical licensing evaluation, making our requirements more available and encouraging to physicians, and working closely with academic and other organisations in all four parts of the UK to make sure …
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“> See all stories on this subject GMC invites Government’s action to legal reform of health regulation The General Medical Council (GMC) welcomes the Federal government’s action, revealed today, to the Law Commissions of the UK’s draft legislation governing the way in which the health and social care occupations in the UK are controlled. At present the GMC and other regulators depend on the UK Federal government and Parliament to present new legislation every time they need to make modifications to their structures and procedures. However, in April 2014, the Law Commissions of the UK published the draft Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Costs which modifies this. If concurred it would change the separate legislation of the 9 different regulators with a single legal framework and present a significant degree of consistency and autonomy enabling each regulator to choose how best to c.
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“> See all stories on this topic Medical Council sees problems versus medical professionals increase 20 %The variety of problems made about doctors to the medical regulator in 2015 rose by 20 percent, with grievances about bad communication up by some 40 percent. In its annual report for 2015, the Medical Council revealed it got 369 problems, compared to 308 the previous year. Medical Council president Prof Freddie Wood stated that, in terms of fitness-to-practise, the council was problem driven. But it needed to look at other avenues of intervention, such as analyzing the accreditation of medical schools and putting a structure on the intern year and training. “We are actively looking now at the quality of expert proficiency plans,” he said. “We are going to have to look at the quality of the plans and if they are imparting on the doctors of today the understanding t.
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