How we respond to concerns
Concerns about any aspect of medical education and training not meeting standards may be raised through number of sources, including the following:
- evidence arising from GMC visits to medical schools or deaneries
- themes from the national trainee and national trainer survey data
- indicators derived from the annual reports provided to the GMC by the medical schools, Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties, and deaneries
- information from deanery quality management activities
- information from other bodies and stakeholders, such as employers, colleges and faculties, Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs), NHS Education Scotland (NES), Directors of Medical Education (DMEs), the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and other healthcare regulators such as the Care Quality Commission, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, or the Regulation and Improvement Authority.
- concerns raised by medical students, trainees, trainers or others in the training community
- concerns raised by patients and/or the public.
Any individuals or organisations may report concerns relevant to medical education and training to GMC at firstname.lastname@example.org
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