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Research in collaboration with the ESRC


As part of our wider research agenda, the GMC invested in a programme of research within the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Public Services Programme, consisting of 11 complementary research projects which begin to investigate key questions relating to the nature and effect of medical regulation.

Implications of research findings for the GMC


The implications of the findings for the GMC can be found within the project posters below:

  • Cohen, D, et al, (2009), 'Identifying Biographical and Biopsychosocial Risk Factors amongst Under Performing Doctors', ESRC RES-153-25-0092
    Project poster (pdf) 

  • Dixon-Woods, M, (2009), 'Regulating Doctors: Between Performance and Practice', ESRC RES-153-27-0009
    Project poster (pdf)

  • Ensor, T, et al, (2009), 'Regulation, 'donated and the NHS Reforms', ESRC RES-153-25-0088
    Project poster (pdf)
    This project was funded directly by the GMC. The end of award report and end of grant research report for this project are therefore available here and not on the ESRC website.
    Project end of award report (pdf)
    Project end of grant research report (pdf)

  • Esmail, A, et al, (2009), 'Measuring organisational attitudes to workplace discrimination, prejudice and diversity: an exploratory study of NHS organisations' ESRC RES-153-25-0103
    Project poster (pdf) 

  • Exworthy, M, et al, (2009), 'Managing Medical Performance: A Pilot Study to Investigate the Impact of Surgical Performance Upon Clinicians and Managers', ESRC RES-153-25-0100
    Project poster (pdf)

  • Humphrey, C, et al, (2009), 'Challenges encountered by ethnic minority and migrant doctors, healthcare workers and related groups and the implications for performance regulation', ESRC RES-153-25-0101
    Project poster (pdf)

  • Humphrey, C, et al, (2009), 'Clarifying the factors associated with progression of cases in the GMC’s Fitness to Practise procedures', ESRC RES-153-25-0102
    Project poster (pdf)

  • Illing, J, et al, (2009), 'The Experiences of UK, EU and Non-EU Medical Graduates Making the Transition to the UK Workplace', ESRC RES-153-25-0097
    Project poster (pdf)

  • Lloyd-Bostock, S, (2009). 'An Analysis of Data on Registration and Fitness to Practice Cases Held by the General Medical Council in the Context of Risk-Based Approaches to Medical Regulation', ESRC RES-153-25-0087.
    Project poster (pdf)

  • McGivern, G, et al, (2009), 'The Visible and Invisible Performance Effects of Transparency in Medical Professional Regulation', ESRC RES-153-25-0095
    Project poster (pdf)

  • Roberts, T, et al, (2009). ‘Learning Responsibility? Exploring doctors’ transitions to new levels of medical responsibility’, ESRC RES-153-25-0084.
    Project poster (pdf)