Consultation on Good Management Practice: guidance for all doctors
The GMC is consulting on draft guidance Good Management Practice: guidance for all doctors
and two pieces of supplementary guidance: Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety
and Writing references
The consultation is part of the review of the GMC's guidance from 2006, Management for doctors and supplementary guidance Raising concerns about patient safety.
The revised draft, Good Management Practice, sets out doctors' wider responsibilities in relation to employment issues including teaching and training, planning, using and managing resources, raising and acting on concerns and participating in service improvement and development.
The guidance will apply to all doctors - regardless of whether they are inside or outside the NHS, whether they work directly with patients or outside of clinical care, or whether they have a formal managerial role or responsibility.
How to get involved
Read our press release or read the draft guidance (pdf).
You can take part in the consultation on the GMC's public consultation website by completing either the:
- Background and consultation questionnaire (containing detailed questions on the drafting of the guidance); or
- Short consultation questionnaire (targeted at individual doctors).
The consultation will close on Friday 3 June 2011.
Please telephone the Standards and Ethics Team on 020 7189 5404 or email us at email@example.com to:
- request paper copies of the draft guidance and consultation questions or copies in other languages or alternative formats such as large print or audio;
- request any other information on the consultation process.
We will continue to update this page with news about the consultation as it progresses.