GMC welcomes Department of Health and Social Care public consultation

Welcoming the Department of Health and Social Care’s public consultation Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public - Charlie Massey, Chief Executive of the GMC said:

“It’s been nearly 40 years since the legislation which underpins how we operate was passed and clearly, reform is long overdue.

“Medical practice, and expectations of care, have changed beyond recognition over the last few decades which means the need for regulation that can respond quickly and flexibly to changing environments has never been greater.

“This reform agenda gives us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver real change - reforms that will allow us to work with less bureaucracy, provide a wide range of resolutions delivered faster and making sure our focus is even sharper on the needs of patients, clinicians, and employers.”