24 October 2011
The General Medical Council received the highest ever number of complaints against doctors and held a record number of investigations and Fitness to Practise hearings in 2010.
19 October 2011
Welcoming the publication of the report 'Safety First: Mobility of Healthcare Professionals in the EU' , the Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, Niall Dickson, said:
17 October 2011
The GMC has set out new proposals for how it will support doctors’ professional development, and what will be expected of doctors themselves, in two consultations launched today.
14 October 2011
Commenting on ‘A review of integrated clinical governance in the context of medical revalidation’ published by the NHS Revalidation Support Team, Niall Dickson, the Chief Executive ‘This report is a wake up call to health service organisations in England.
07 October 2011
Emotional and practical support is now available for patients and health professionals who may be asked to give evidence at GMC hearings.
04 October 2011
In his address to the Conservative Party Conference Andrew Lansley will today commit to changing the Medical Act, as well as creating a better system to make sure employers in England only take on doctors who are competent and up to date.
28 September 2011
New research from the General Medical Council suggests that the NHS is more willing and more determined to identify and deal with poor practice among doctors.
26 September 2011
The GMC has launched a major recruitment campaign to find the Chair for a new tribunal service that will manage all fitness to practise hearings for doctors.
16 September 2011
Doctors entering the UK health service for the first time need better support in order to practise safely, according to a new report published today.
14 September 2011
Commenting on the 9th report of the Health Select Committee, 'The annual accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission', the Chief Executive of the General Medical Council Niall Dickson said: