GMC meets PSA standards for good regulation 

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has today published its latest annual performance review (pdf) of the General Medical Council.

It shows the GMC met all 24 standards of good regulation across its four core functions: education and training, registration, guidance and standards, and fitness to practise. Welcoming the findings, Susan Goldsmith, Chief Operating Officer for the GMC, said:

‘We were delighted to learn that we had once again met every one of the Professional Standards Authority’s standards in 2017/2018.

‘The report shows how we’ve been striving to ensure our regulation is proactive and timely through initiatives such as the emerging concerns protocol, which has improved the way we share and escalate concerns with other bodies.

‘And we were pleased by the finding that cases dealt with through provisional enquiries have been handled consistently and appropriately. This new process allows us to quickly assess risk, avoid unnecessary investigations, and provide more swift resolution for patients and doctors.

‘We will continue working to meet and exceed the PSA’s standards to protect patients and support doctors providing high quality care’.