Corporate Strategy and Perceptions Tracking Survey 2022
What were the key findings?
Strategic Aim 1: Enabling professionals to provide safe care
- 33% of doctors were fairly or very confident in the way the GMC regulates doctors
- 85% of patients trusted the GMC to register doctors with right qualifications and skills
- 30% of doctors felt supported by the GMC to deliver good, safe care
- 68% of doctors agreed they found being a doctor a fulfilling career
Strategic Aim 2: Developing a sustainable medical workforce
- 97% of educators had confidence that new UK graduate doctors were prepared for practice
- 68% of doctors agreed that the process of registering for the medical register felt fair
- 8% of medical students felt unable to cope with their studies
- 26% of doctors felt unable to cope with their workload
- 67% of final-year medical students felt adequately prepared for their first foundation post
Strategic Aim 3: Making every interaction matter
- 96% of stakeholders felt their overall working relationship with the GMC was good
- 51% of doctors thought the GMC had had no impact or a negative impact in the healthcare sector
- 74% of educators felt the GMC was focusing on the right issues
- 23% of doctors felt the GMC was focusing on the right issues
- 29% of doctors stated the GMC’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic was ‘good’ or ‘very good’
- 76% of stakeholders stated the GMC’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic was ‘good’ or ‘very good’
- 13% of doctors were aware of the regulatory reforms wanted by the GMC.
Why did we commission this research?
This research was commissioned to assess perceptions of seven of our key audiences: doctors, responsible officers, medical students, patients and the public, healthcare providers, educators and stakeholders/key partners. It took place between 23 May and 18 July 2022.
The research had two key purposes:
- To help us measure and track progress over time against several strategic measures in the GMC’s 2021-2025 corporate strategy
- To help us understand our key audiences’ perceptions of us and our role.
What did the research involve?
The research was delivered by an independent research consultancy, Shift Research, and included online surveys with each six audiences (doctors, responsible officers, medical students, patients and the public, providers and educators) and a telephone survey with stakeholders/key partners.