Statement about new fitness to practice information released in the GMC’s State of Medical Education and Practice report

Commenting on brand-new physical fitness to practice data published in the GMC’s State of Medical Education and Practice report Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, stated: ‘We do not truly understand why the number of complaints has decreased in general– on the employer side, it might have been that in the run up to revalidation that some organisations were beginning to tackle concerns with a few of their physicians that need to have been done long ago and now that has been handled. ‘We would definitely hope that enhanced clinical governance, which has been promoted by revalidation, will imply that problems are being spotted earlier and are being successfully handled and remediated at local level. But these are early days and we have to see trends over a longer duration prior to reac …
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Junior physicians told to think twice before striking in having a hard time hospitals

A n all-out physicians’ strike can not be justified in having a hard time health centers, the General Medical Council has said, as it prompts medics to hesitate before downing tools. Countless junior medical professionals are due to withdraw all labour on Tuesday 26 April and Wednesday 27 April, in the first ever full walkout by medics in the history of the NHS. The strikes will see junior physicians walk out of Accident & Emergency situation departments, intensive care and maternity systems. New guidance released by the guard dog explains a “distressing” circumstance and advises medical professionals to “stop briefly and consider again the possible ramifications for clients.” A nd it instructs medics not to strike if they are operating in services that are most likely to struggle to cope without them. The GMC has advised each physician making an individual …
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