Oral evidence to Health Committee Brexit query

Charlie Massey gave oral evidence to the Health Select Committee today as part of the Committee’s ongoing questions on the ramifications of Brexit for health and social care. ‘We are clear that the registration of EEA physicians presently on our register will be untouched by the UK’s departure from the EU. Nevertheless we recently surveyed over 2,000 EEA medical professionals practising in the UK and they have told us that their future status here is a genuine concern. It’s deeply stressing that some are considering leaving the UK in the next few years. If they leave this would have a major influence on patient care and would position the remainder of the UK medical occupation under even greater pressure. ‘Brexit strengthens the case for reforming expert policy, as it supplies a chance to make progr …

See all stories on this subject Statement about the death of Dr James Halcrow General Medical Council ‘Dr James Halcrow’s death is a terrible tragedy – he was a young physician with a bright future in the profession. ‘It would be wrong for me to talk about the information of this exceptionally unfortunate case. Exactly what I can state is we are figured out to do whatever we can to reduce the pressure and stress and anxiety for physicians in our treatments. It will constantly be a difficult experience but we wish to provide whatever assistance we can to assist them through the procedure. ‘We have a duty to protect the public but we wish to make certain that the treatments we have to follow in our examinations are as sensitive and caring as possible. Where there are issues about the health of a physician, our goal is to obtain them back to work as soon as it is safe to do so.’ The GMC has recently released …

See all stories on this topic Woman, 5, passes away of asthma attack after’volatile GP chose not to see her since she was a number of minutes late’A five-year-old woman passed away of an asthma attack after an “unapproachable and unpredictable”physician refused to see her due to the fact that she and her mother showed up a few minutes late for her appointment, the General Medical Council has discovered. Ellie-May Clark had been sent out home from school because her condition was worsening but was declined her emergency appointment with Dr Joanne Rowe at The Grange Center, #Newport, in January 2015. Dr Rowe told #health authorities she was seeing another patient at the time, but examination of her schedule showed this was not the case. Despite the damning findings by the General Medical Council ( GMC ), Dr Rowe is still working as a GP, but the Clark family are now calling for her to deal with charges. Ellie-May had actually been to the center various times because of her asthma an …

GMC reacts to calls to get rid of barriers preventing ‘off-licence’ usage of Avastin

General Medical Council Reacting to the letter from NHS Clinical Commissioners requiring the GMC, Department of Health and NHS England to remove the present barriers preventing the ‘off-licence’ usage of Avastin, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said: ‘We have simply received the letter from NHS Medical Commissioners in England which we will now reflect upon and respond to soon. ‘However, in the meantime, as our assistance explains, we support the efficient use of NHS resources and we are considerate to the argument that a much better service has to be discovered for making use of Avastin in the treatment of damp age-related macular degeneration (AMD). If it were simply a matter of changing GMC assistance to allow doctors to recommend a cheaper but equally safe …