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Press Release: New GMC survey questions ask doctors about burnout

19 March 2018

The General Medical Council (GMC) is to ask doctors about the impact of burnout and exhaustion on their medical education and training.

Press Release: GMC announces terms of reference for gross negligence manslaughter review

16 March 2018

The General Medical Council (GMC) has announced the terms of reference for a cross-UK, independent review into how gross negligence manslaughter, and Culpable Homicide, the equivalent offence in Scotland, are applied to medical practice.

GMC Statement: Responding to the case of Dr Bawa-Garba

13 March 2018

Web News: Scheduled system maintenance - Thurs 1 Mar and Sun 4 Mar

28 February 2018

We’re carrying out some essential maintenance work on Thursday 1 March 18:00 to 23:00 and Sunday 4 March from 08:00 to 18:00.

Press Release: Dame Clare Marx to lead medical manslaughter review

22 February 2018

The General Medical Council (GMC) review into how manslaughter by gross negligence –and the equivalent offence in the devolved nations– is applied to medical practice will be led by Dame Clare Marx.

Web News: Enhanced monitoring update

21 February 2018

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published its quarterly update of postgraduate training sites which are subject to enhanced monitoring.

Press Release: GMC event ensures doctors’ wellbeing is high on the agenda

09 February 2018

The General Medical Council (GMC) is today (Friday 9 February) bringing together experts from across the profession to look at ways of tackling the causes and impact of work stress and poor mental health on doctors.

Press Release: GMC to accept new English language qualification for non-UK doctors

08 February 2018

The General Medical Council has announced it is to routinely accept an additional test as proof of English language skills from overseas doctors who want to work in the UK.

GMC Statement: Reviewing medical manslaughter laws

06 February 2018

We welcome the announcement by the Secretary of State to conduct a rapid review into whether gross negligence manslaughter laws are fit for purpose.

Web News: Sponsor announced to support workshop for doctors new to UK practice

05 February 2018

Free workshops run by the General Medical Council, to help doctors coming to work in the UK from abroad, have a new sponsor.