Supporting doctors with their practice
We support doctors with their practice to help them deliver the highest standard of care to patients. In 2020 we'll continue to invest in this area to help create safer, supportive and inclusive working environments across the four countries of the UK. Throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’ve done everything we can to help the UK’s health services to prioritise frontline care. Find out more about our work to support doctors and patients during this difficult time, and read this message to the profession from our Chair, Dame Clare Marx about our work during the pandemic.
As part of our work programme, we will:
- take forward recommendations made in the independent reports into wellbeing, gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide and why some groups of doctors are referred into our processes more than others
- strengthen our liaison service, so they can continue to provide timely and relevant support to doctors and employers
- help doctors address unprofessional behaviour at work through our Professional behaviours and patient safety programme
- continue to expand our Welcome to UK practice programme, which offers free workshops to doctors new to the UK.