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Prescribing change – what does Michael West and Denise Coia’s wellbeing report mean for doctors?

GMC UK - Tue, 2019-11-26 14:15
Dr Alice Rutter, anaesthetic doctor in the South East of Scotland and General Medical Council (GMC) clinical fellow, reflects on key findings from the ‘Caring for doctors, caring for patients’ report on doctors’ and medical students’ wellbeing. You can hear more from Alice, along with her colleagues, Dr Catherine Walton and Dr Adam Thomas, in […]
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Improving consistency in medical governance

GMC UK - Wed, 2019-10-23 12:05
The Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, David Hare, talks about the launch of a new framework aimed at improving consistency in standards of governance across the independent sector. Healthcare provision is constantly evolving, and with expectations from patients, regulators and other bodies growing, continuous improvement must be the priority for all healthcare providers. […]
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A day in the life of a physician associate

GMC UK - Tue, 2019-10-22 16:19
Physician associate Alex Strivens-Joyce (pictured on the left) tells us what he loves about working in primary care in rural Wales. I feel there is no greater privilege than caring for others and no greater reward. I worked for the Royal Navy before realising my interest in patient care. Seeing the defence medical services at work […]
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Taking the MLA as an international medical graduate – your questions answered

GMC UK - Tue, 2019-10-22 08:00
Richard Hankins, the General Medical Council’s Head of Assessment, provides an update on the Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) and answers some of the questions we’ve been asked by international medical graduates (IMG). We’re changing the way we assess doctors who want to join the UK medical register. From 2023, if you want to register with […]
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Preparing for a future outside the European Union

GMC UK - Fri, 2019-10-18 16:46
Tomorrow Parliament decide whether the UK will leave the EU under a new withdrawal agreement. Our Director of Strategy and Policy, Paul Buckley, explains the steps we’ve taken to ensure that we’re prepared for the outcome – whether deal, or no deal. In these uncertain times, we’ve been working hard to plan and prepare for […]
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Team building: meet the anaesthesia associates

GMC UK - Tue, 2019-10-15 09:55
The Department of Health and Social Care recently asked the GMC to formally take on the  regulation of anaesthesia associates and physician associates.   Sarah Massey, an anaesthesia associate at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and Board member at the Association of Anaesthesia Associates, shines a light on the role and the difference regulation […]
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Celebrating National Customer Service Week at the GMC

GMC UK - Thu, 2019-10-10 13:23
The week commencing Monday 7 October 2019 is National Customer Service Week. Recognised by the Institute of Customer Service, the week provides an opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays. Here Belle Willacy and Anthony Shelmerdine, two of our Contact Centre Advisers, discuss their roles. On the second floor […]
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How doctors use quality improvement activity in appraisals

GMC UK - Mon, 2019-09-09 14:05
Quality improvement activity is an important part of appraisal for revalidation but it can often be misunderstood, confused with other types of supporting information or difficult to evidence. Here, Danny Keenan, medical director at the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, shares his views and ideas to support doctors through the process. Annual appraisals are something that […]
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Speaking up about raising concerns

GMC UK - Thu, 2019-09-05 11:20
Dr Stephanie Jordan is a Care of the Elderly registrar training in the South West and one of six Clinical Fellows who worked with us this year. Dr Chris Brooks worked as a Policy Officer in the Education and Standards Directorate. He’s now returning to his role as a Junior Medical Officer in Australia. Here […]
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Helping to shape medical practice: Why I became a PLAB Examiner

GMC UK - Tue, 2019-08-27 10:18
Professor Ravi Gulati, Consultant General and Geriatric Medicine, and Associate Medical Director for Revalidation at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, discusses how he became a PLAB examiner and his experience in supporting doctors new to the UK. Being a PLAB examiner is immensely satisfying. In my time in the role, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed so […]
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