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New GMC guidance outlines clear steps to better support disabled doctors

Disabled doctors and medical students can expect greater support to pursue their careers, following new guidance published by the General Medical Council (GMC). The regulator has advised medical schools and training providers of the steps they should put in place to make sure all students and trainee doctors, including those with disabilities, are able fulfil

RCOphth response to GMC proposal to introduce ‘credentials’ framework for training programmes

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) recognises in its response that credentialing has the potential to ensure standard levels of practice in unregulated areas currently outside of training programmes. Examples in ophthalmic specialist training could include credentials around refractive surgery and interventions. There are however several issues around the GMC’s proposal which remain unaddressed. The

Over 70,000 trainees and trainers contribute to the GMC’s Training Environments 2018 report

The GMC has published a report summarising the findings of their annual national training survey and identified a number of key areas for improvement moving into 2019. The survey, which looks at the UK medical training environment, enables the GMC to continue to enhance medical education and training. Three key areas were highlighted by this

GMC outline their workforce strategy amid concerns that the NHS is reaching breaking point

The GMC’s eighth annual ‘The state of medical education and practice in the UK’ report sets out challenges in healthcare throughout 2018. At the heart of the report is a concern that the current capacity crisis being felt on the frontline may stall 70 years of progress made by the NHS. The report looks at

GMC annual national training survey asks doctors about burnout

As part of this year’s national training surveys (NTS) the GMC asks a series of questions around well-being and the impact tiredness and workload have on both doctors in training and those training them. It is the first time burnout has been addressed by specific questions in the NTS, which seeks the views of around

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