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Gateways guidance: Contents

Contents

  1. Glossary of abbreviations
  2. Preface
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Executive summary 

1. Introduction

  1. 1.1 Who should read this advisory guidance?
  2. 1.2 How to use this advisory guidance
  3. 1.3 The need for this advisory guidance 

2. The importance of disabled people in medicine 

3. GMC guidance and disabled people in medicine

  1. 3.1 Good medical practice and fitness to practise
  2. 3.2 Disability, ill-health and fitness to practise
  3. 3.3 The implications of the GMC guidance for careers in medicine
  4. 3.4 Medicine: an array of different careers
  5. 3.5 Supporting medical students with mental health conditions 

4. The legal background

  1.  4.1 Disability discrimination
  2. 4.2 Who is a 'disabled person'?
  3. 4.3 Mental illness and fluctuating conditions 

5. Preparing the ground

  1. 5.1 The duty to make reasonable adjustments
  2. 5.2 The public sector equality duty
  3. 5.3 Competence standards
  4. 5.4 What do our standards say?
  5. 5.5 Training staff

6. Disabled students as potential doctors 

7. Applying for medical school

  1. 7.1 Encouraging disabled people to apply for medicine
  2. 7.2 Course information and advertisement
  3. 7.3 Accessible information
  4. 7.4 Helping the applicant in their choice of school

8. Confidentiality and disclosure

9. Tests, interviews and selection

  1. 9.1 Test methods for selection
  2. 9.2 Reasonable adjustments to the interview
  3. 9.3 Questions about impairment, health and disability
  4. 9.4 Selection
  5. 9.5 Justifying a decision, appeals and complaints 

10. Providing disability equality

  1. 10.1 Identifying student requirements
  2. 10.2 Making reasonable adjustments and offering support
  3. 10.3 Examples of reasonable adjustments

11. Preparing the physical environment 

12. Student induction and support

  1. 12.1 Health checks
  2. 12.2 Support systems  

13. Teaching and learning

  1. 13.1 What is involved in inclusive practice?
  2. 13.2 Course design
  3. 13.3 Clinical placements 

14. Supporting student progress

  1. 14.1 Assessment
  2. 14.2 Students who develop an impairment or health condition
  3. 14.3 Career guidance
  4. 14.4 Preparation for the Foundation Programme 

15. Postgraduate training

  1. 15.1 Responsibility for postgraduate training
  2. 15.2 Legal requirements
  3. 15.3 Responsibilities of employers towards doctors in training
  4. 15.4 Induction of disabled doctors in postgraduate training
  5. 15.5 Health clearance and disclosure
  6. 15.6 Provisions of the UK Foundation Programme Reference Guide and the ‘Gold Guide’
  7. 15.7 Support for disabled doctors in training and reasonable adjustments
  8. 15.8 Support and reasonable adjustments in the case of mental illness
  9. 15.9 Teaching and learning in the clinical arena 

16. The GMC and the Medical Act


Appendix - examples of reasonable adjustments