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Some hospitals may “struggle to cope” with next week’s planned strike and junior doctors should consider the impact on patients before taking action, the General Medical Council has warned.
A former Court of Appeal judge has been commissioned by the General Medical Council to investigate the way it handles whistleblowing doctors, HSJ can reveal.
The reforms have led to a rich seam of material
A draft bill aimed at updating the legal framework for regulators of health professionals has been criticised as a “backward step for public protection”.
Weaknesses have been found in the General Medical Council’s handling of one in five of the fitness to practise cases that it closed early without doctors facing a disciplinary panel, HSJ can reveal.
Revalidation warning for doctorsSubscription
More than 8,000 doctors have been warned their licence to work is at risk unless they submit details to a key appraisal programme.
WORKFORCE: The General Medical Council has abandoned fitness to practise investigations into four senior doctors at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust due to insufficient evidence.
Exclusive: GMC reveals 16 A&Es with concernsSubscription
HSJ can reveal the names of 16 emergency departments about which the General Medical Council has current significant concerns.
Safety fears as junior doctors abandon A&ESubscription
Junior doctors are turning their backs on emergency medicine, exacerbating patient safety risks in accident and emergency departments, the General Medical Council has warned.
WORKFORCE: A review of medical education and training for junior doctors in London has raised concerns over the quality of supervision at some hospitals, and in one instance uncovered the use of operating theatres for intensive care.