Reducing stress for doctors going through investigations
In 2015 we appointed Professor Louis Appleby from the University of Manchester as an independent expert to advise us on how to reduce the impact and stress of a fitness to practise investigation.
The changes include:
- making sure we only carry out a formal investigation where necessary
- coordinating our approach so doctors under investigation have a single point of contact throughout the process
- improving how we communicate across the whole GMC with such doctors
- establishing a specialist team to handle cases where doctors are unwell, with a process to pause an investigation to allow a very unwell doctor to get treatment.
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