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The role of system leaders in reaching net zero

Climate change is a health emergency and along with challenges around workforce, health inequalities and winter pressures, system leaders must also work to meet the net zero target by 2040. Healthcare Leader provides an overview of the current state of play The NHS has done major work on reducing its impact on climate change but […]

GMC claims progress on inclusion but others warn more action is needed

The General Medical Council (GMC) has improved ethnic minority workforce representation ‘at all levels’ and progression rates for ethnic minority staff, it has claimed in a new report into diversity, equality and inclusion in the body.  However, it found that the gap in employer fitness to practice referral rates between ethnic minority doctors and white […]

Whistleblowing increased by 20% over the past year, says GMC

The number of concerns raised by whistleblowers to the GMC over the past year was up by almost 20% compared to the previous year, according to new figures. In total, 43 concerns were disclosed in the period from April 2020 to March 2021, compared to 36 in the same period in 2019/20. The figures are […]

Act on plan to remove GMC’s power to appeal FTP decisions, Government urged

Thirteen healthcare organisations have repeated a call for the Government to deliver on a commitment to remove the General Medical Council’s (GMC) power to appeal fitness to practice decisions. In a letter to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Medical Protection Society urged the Government to use the forthcoming Health […]

GPs given 12 weeks to respond to plans for sweeping GMC reforms

The Government has published its plans to update legislation to enable swifter resolution of fitness-to-practise investigations, as well as quashing the GMC’s powers to appeal FTP decisions. A consultation document published yesterday evening also sets out plans to reform the GMC medical register to become a single register ‘where specialist status including being a GP is […]

GMC asks 5,000 unlicensed GPs to return to work amid coronavirus pressures

The GMC is contacting 15,000 doctors – including nearly 5,000 GPs – who may be granted temporary registration to help to deal with coronavirus. It is currently writing to those who gave up their registration or licence to practise within the last three years but are still considered ‘fully qualified, experienced and of good standing’, with a UK […]

Brexit: BMA and GMC tell European doctors they are welcome as UK leaves EU

European doctors have been reassured they are still welcome in the UK by the BMA and GMC, as the UK officially left the EU last week and enters into a transition period. The BMA said the doctors must ‘continue to be welcome in the UK’, while the GMC praised their ‘vital contribution’ and stressed the importance of […]

Diversity: GMC study finds ‘no evidence’ that GPs’ race, sex and age affect tribunal decisions

There is no association that doctors’ characteristics influence the seriousness of regulatory sanctions, new GMC research has said. The GMC peer-reviewed research, published in BMC Medicine, looked into the regulatory process of 1,049 doctors – 29% of which were GPs – referred to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) between June 2012 and May 2017. The […]

High number of BME GMC referrals ‘driven by poor employer support and isolation’

Poor induction and employer support could be the drivers behind the high number of referrals of black, Asian and minority ethnic doctors to GMC investigations, a major GMC-commissioned review has found. The independent Fair to Refer report found that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) doctors are at more of a disadvantage when they don’t have […]

GMC urged to regain doctors’ trust following Bawa-Garba case

The General Medical Council (GMC) must rebuild doctors’ trust following its handling of the Bawa-Garba case, a review has said. The Independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide, published today (6 June), encouraged the GMC to ‘acknowledge that its relationship with the medical profession has been severely damaged’ by how it dealt with […]

GMC approves first medical school in Essex

The GMC has approved the first medical school in Essex, as part of Anglia Ruskin University. The university will have a strong focus on general practice, to curb the shortage of GPs in the area, with courses to begin by next September. The university plans to bid for ‘about 100’ of the additional 1,500 training […]