Patients accessing NHS services

Joint declaration from the GMC, GPhC and Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland Following recent claims that patients and the public have been wrongly influenced by health professionals when making decisions about where they access services, consisting of flu vaccinations and dispensing of prescriptions, the General Medical Council (GMC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Pharmaceutical Society of NI have published the following statement. Medical professionals and pharmacy specialists should operate in collaboration with patients, with each other, and as part of a larger multi-disciplinary group to offer high quality care to clients. Care of patients need to constantly be the very first concern and access to services such as flu vaccinations should not be affected by business interests. The GMC, …
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GP condemned of fraud, to continue working at his Birmingham practice

A GP has been found guilty of defrauding the NHS of £& pound; 3,750 whilst working at a Birmingham practice. Dr Harminderjeet Surdhar, 46, who owns the Five Ways Health Centre, off Ladywood Middleway, utilized NHS resources to supply blood testing services to private patients between January 1 2010, and March 20, 2013. The medic, of The Avenue, Sutton Coldfield, was found guilty of five counts of scams by abuse of power and handed a YEAR suspended sentence throughout a five day trial at Birmingham Crown Court. He was likewise bought to perform 200 hours of neighborhood service and pay back the £& pound; 3,750 as £well as & pound; 4,200 court costs. Dr Surdhar was rumbled when a whistleblower reported him to the anti-fraud expert declaring he had actually sent tests to City Healthcare facility using the NHS agreement … See all stories on this subject GMC declaration on security for whistle-blowers Our guidance and advice for whistle-blowers. Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the GMC, stated:’We are absolutely clear about whistle-blowing and raising issues. Every doctor has a duty to raise issues about patient security but they have to have the ability to this without fear of unreasonable criticism, hinderance or

dismissal. Our assistance says physicians who do raise issues need to be supported and protected, and Parliament has identified that the law likewise has a part to play in this. ‘Medical professionals in training should enjoy the exact same legal protections as others in the NHS who raise issues. If there is a space in current legislation this need to be dealt with as a matter of urgency. We understand the Department of health is considering this matter and we welcome that.’We take the issue of whistle-blowers very … See all stories on this subject Important upkeep to some crucial systems Sunday 28 February from 09:00 to 17:00 Advance notice that some essential systems will be unavailable. We’re making improvements to our systems on Sunday 28 February from 09:00 to 17:00. Please note that the following systems will be unavailable during this duration: All other systems will be working generally. Thank you for your perseverance whilewe improve our IT systems. To view existing and
tough and clients can be passed from pillar to post. This enhances the time it takes to deal with a complaint and serves no-one

.’The obstacle for the GMC and the broader health service is making sure that patients can reach the organisation best able to handle their concerns as soon as possible. This is not something … See all stories on this subject Declaration about brand-new physical fitness to practice data published in the GMC’s State of Medical Education and Practice report Talking about new physical fitness to practice data released in the GMC’s State of Medical Education and Practice report Niall Dickson, President of the General Medical Council, stated: ‘We don’t actually know why the variety of problems has gone down overall– on the employer side, it may have been that in the run up to revalidation that some organisations were starting to take on issues with a few of their doctors that should have been done long back and now that has been handled. ‘We would definitely hope that enhanced medical governance, which has been stimulated by revalidation, will mean that problems are being found earlier and are being successfully managed and remediated at local level. But these are early days and we have to see trends over a longer duration before reac … See all stories on this subject GMC enhances ARF by ₤ 5 but

freezes fees for medical professionals in training The yearly fee paid by physicians to remain accredited with the General Medical Council(GMC) will enhance by ₤ 5 next year from ₤ 420 to ₤ 425. For medical professionals who are signed up without a licence the fee will rise by ₤ 2 to ₤ 152. These small boosts were chosen by the GMC’s Council last week in addition to freezes on fees paid by newly qualified doctors and medical professionals in training. The GMC’s Council has also chosen to start a major modification programme to assist the organisation achieve substantial cost decrease and support more effective ways of operating in the future. Next year the GMC prepares to walk around 130 posts from London to Manchester and reform its defined benefit pension plan for personnel. The objective is to conserve as much as ₤ 6 million a year by 2018. The fee paid by medical school graduates t. See all stories on this subject

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