General Medical Council
Regulating doctors, ensuring good medical practice
30 May 2012
The GMC is reviewing the challenges faced by disabled doctors in education and training, and considering implications for the regulatory framework.
We have set up an expert working group to oversee the review, which includes representatives from medical schools and postgraduate deaneries, student and trainee representatives, and Council members.
The group met for the first time in mid May 2012 and will report to Council with conclusions and recommendations in December 2012.
The group will be seeking to support the rights and expectations of disabled students and trainees, while maintaining standards and protecting patients.
We have held a roundtable meeting with disabled students and doctors to hear about the issues they face and their ideas for improving support, and we've made a short video of participants sharing their views.
We have also published a statement for key interest groups summarising recent legal advice on disability in medical education and training.
We will be holding a wider meeting with disabled students and trainees, patients, employers, educators, and others, to test some of the conclusions and recommendations the group is considering.
For further details including the group's terms of reference, the statement summarising legal advice, and the roundtable meeting report and video, please see:
Review of health and disability in medical education and training.
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