Regulating doctors, ensuring good medical practice

GMC questionnaires and resources

Questionnaires

The GMC has developed separate colleague and patient questionnaires based on the principles and values in Good medical practice. These questionnaires have been extensively researched and piloted by Professor John Campbell and his team at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry.

We are confident that our questionnaires meet all of the criteria we have set for the development of questionnaires for use in revalidation. Our questionnaires

  • Reflect the values and principles in the GMC’s core guidance Good medical practice
  • Are designed in a way that is consistent with the principles of good questionnaire design
  • Have been piloted to demonstrate that they are effective for the purpose of revalidation

The questionnaires are generic and can be used by any doctor. However they must be collated independently of the doctor, appraiser and Responsible Officer.

Instructions

We have developed instructions (pdf) for using the GMC questionnaires. You should follow these instructions carefully to ensure that you get the maximum benefit from this exercise.

Guidance on Feedback

Detailed information has been developed for appraisers on interpreting and handling feedback results (pdf). If you are an appraiser you should make yourself familiar with this guidance. This guidance is based on how the GMC questionnaires were administered during two phases of piloting and research that involved over 1450 doctors, 44000 patients and 21000 colleagues.

Resources