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Burnt out doctors feel exhausted before they start a shift

Press Release | 9 Jul 2018
Nearly a quarter of trainee doctors say their work makes them feel ‘burnt out’, and almost one in three say they are often ‘exhausted’ in the morning at the thought of another shift, according to a General Medical Council (GMC) survey.

GMC launches Council member recruitment

Press Release | 4 Jul 2018
The General Medical Council (GMC) is recruiting for two new members of its governing body, the GMC Council.

GMC says disabled doctors need support to fulfil their potential

Press Release | 4 Jul 2018
UK health services may be missing out because doctors with disabilities and health issues don’t always get the support they need to fulfil their potential

GMC response to the Gosport Independent Panel report

Statement | 20 Jun 2018
Our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their loved ones, following simply unacceptable treatment at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. Patients and their families were clearly let down by the system, and that is not good enough.

GMC signs up to joint approach to addressing concerns raised by doctors

Statement | 15 Jun 2018
We've signed up to a joint statement with other organisations on a commitment to address issues around exception reporting – the process by which doctors raise safety concerns.

Failure to protect doctors’ reflections ‘a missed opportunity’

Press Release | 11 Jun 2018
The Williams Review’s failure to recommend giving doctors’ reflections legal protection in the criminal courts is a missed opportunity to promote a genuine learning culture, the GMC has said.

Marx medical manslaughter review invites written evidence

Press Release | 4 Jun 2018
The working group looking into gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide in the medical profession has invited written submissions as the latest stage of its review.

GMC announces working group to lead medical manslaughter review

Press Release | 21 May 2018
The working group for Dame Clare Marx’s independent review into gross negligence manslaughter (and culpable homicide in Scotland) in the medical profession has been appointed.

GMC response to recommendations made by the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-related deaths

Statement | 18 May 2018
Read our response to the recommendations made by the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-related deaths in a submission made to the Department of Health.
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Organisations to collaborate on new reflective practice guidance for doctors

Press Release | 18 May 2018
New guidance for doctors on reflective practice is to be produced jointly by the General Medical Council, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans and the Medical Schools Council.
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GMC announces chairs of wellbeing review

Press Release | 15 May 2018
A UK-wide review commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC), to tackle the causes of poor wellbeing faced by medical students and doctors, has been launched.

GMC praises Scottish medical schools for reaching out to disadvantaged students

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The GMC has praised medical schools across Scotland for playing their part in increasing the number of potential doctors from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds.