The GMC in Scotland

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News from Scotland

Room hire

The GMC office in Scotland is now offering it's rooms out for hire. For more information please contact us on 0131 525 8700 or

June update: What's new in Scotland

There has been a lot happening in the Scottish office this past month - find out more here.

GMC in Scotland highlights positive role of information sharing to protect patient safety

The GMC has responded to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee’s call for views on clinical governance, paying particular attention to the role of the GMC and others in analysing a range of data and intelligence to help address patient safety issues. Find out more here.

Scottish Parliament approves exception to the Apologies (Scotland) Act

The Scottish Parliament has approved an exception to the Apologies Act, covering the GMC and other healthcare professional regulators, the General Teaching Council and the Scottish Social Services Council. Find out more here.

The GMC Guidance Story

The GMC in Scotland team displayed a ‘GMC Guidance Story’ poster at NHS Education for Scotland's Medical Education Conference. The poster highlights how we involve our key interest groups in developing guidance that is relevant to all four UK countries.

GMC in Scotland Supporting SAS Doctors

Last month the GMC Scotland team joined with the SAS Project Team at NHS Education for Scotland and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow to support SAS doctors’ professional development.

Interview on Student Mental Health

Dan Wynn from the GMC Scotland team chats about his talk to the Edinburgh medical school students society during Mental Health Awareness week and how the GMC handles registration and fitness to practise issues for medical students or doctors who have mental health issues.

Scottish Named Person service – Update

The GMC has been working to outline how the Scottish Government's Named Person policy could be revised to be consistent with doctors' professional and legal duties of confidentiality, whilst upholding patients, families and carers confidence in the profession.

Having provided advice for doctors practicing in August, here we provide an update following the Scottish Government’s recent announcement of changes to the policy.