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Actions we’re taking to tackle the risks of bias
On Wednesday 15 February, we’ll publish a review of our processes which was carried out in 2022. This involved examining the steps we take to identify and mitigate the risks of bias in everything we do. As part of this, we commissioned Howlett Brown to complete an external review of how we audit the fairness of our work. You can read our press release, the review and the report from Howlett Brown using these links:
- Press release - GMC to act on fairness review recommendations
- Reviewing how we approach fairness and bias – actions for 2023
- Howlett Brown’s review of how we audit the fairness of our work
- Annex: Review of high-stakes decision points
One of the recommendations in the review was to publish more detailed data in our annual fitness to practise statistics report. You can access a new resource we’ve created to support this recommendation. It’s designed to help you navigate the range of fitness to practise data and reports we publish, including identifying trends by protected characteristics: