Revalidation is on track, states GMC Chair

The General Medical Council (GMC) is on track to revalidate the vast bulk of certified doctors who remained in practice at the time it began 3 years back. The GMC has revalidated more than 133,000 certified doctors throughout the UK since revalidation started in December 2012. By April 2016, this figure should have increased to nearly 150,000. Revalidation is an essential contribution to patient safety and the greatest shake-up in medical regulation since the organisation wased established more than 150 years back. Professor Terence Stephenson, Chair of the GMC   said: ‘It must be best that we have a revalidation system in which every doctor has to show they are competent and approximately date. ‘Nevertheless this has just come about due to the fact that physicians have engaged so well with their appraisals and Respons …
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New GMC examination on credentialing will help patients to have increased self-confidence in their medical professionals

New consultation on credentialing. We are speaking with on a new procedure called credentialing. This suggests that a doctor who has been granted a credential in a certain field of practice will have this taped in their entry on the medical register which shows they have the appropriate requirements of understanding and skills. Niall Dickson, President of the GMC said: ‘Patients have to have confidence in the medical professionals that alleviate them. Having the ability to see a medical professional’s qualifications on the medical register would provide further peace of mind that they remain in the hands of a competent and capable professional. ‘Credentialing is particularly important in areas which currently fall outside of recognised medical specialities and locations where clients might be susceptible, such as forensic medicine or co.
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SC clips MCI’s wings, sets up ex CJI-headed panel to regulate medical education

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GMC reacts to GREAT guidance

Responding to new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Quality focused on tackling improper antibiotic prescribing, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said: ‘Our recommending guidance makes it definitely clear that doctors should just recommend if they are satisfied that this would serve the client’s needs. Where they think about that the treatment would not benefit the patient, they do not need to provide it. Our assistance likewise explains that medical professionals must appraise scientific guidelines released by recognized organisations with suitable knowledge, consisting of those by NICE. We will draw this brand-new guidance to the interest of medical professionals. ‘As the Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies has mentioned, overprescribing of antibi …
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Mistakes ‘in 1 in 20 prescriptions’

GPs may be routinely making mistakes when prescribing medicines, according to a prominent report released today by the General Medical Council. The report discovered that mistakes in areas such as dose and timing prevailed, although it likewise found that “major” mistakes were uncommon. The report has gotten a good deal of press interest, with The Daily Telegraph reporting that “millions” of prescriptions consist of dangerous errors, while the Daily Mail reported that “GP drug mistakes” are striking numerous thousands of elderly clients. The study examined over 6,000 prescriptions provided at a range of GP surgical treatments in England. It took a look at factors such as dose, record keeping and providing patients suitable check-ups to evaluate the impact of their medication. Researchers foun …
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