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The GMC's Report Gives Reassurance that Concerns about Doctors are being Investigated

NHS Employers has welcomed the General Medical Council's publication (8 October 2014) of 'The state of medical education and practice 2014'.

 

NHS Employers

Gill Bellord, director of employment relations and reward at the NHS Employers organisation, said:

“This is a useful report that employers welcome each year, using it to improve how they plan their medical workforce and deliver safe, high quality care.

 

“We welcome the insight that the report gives into the source, nature and outcome of complaints about doctors. We are pleased to see that, over a four year period, ninety percent of complaints brought by trusts have been investigated.

“The NHS has sought to help more doctors into emergency medicine roles and it is encouraging to see this working. Those additional doctors will have a key role in managing pressure on A&E, supported by increasing numbers of other doctors, nurses and support staff. However numbers are not the whole picture and reconfiguration must continue so that the NHS can adapt to changing demand, including moving more services into the community and developing projects such as co-located minor injury clinics.

“It is great that talented women increasingly feel able to join careers in surgery and other specialisms, which can only help the NHS to provide the high quality care that patients want."

 

Source:
NHS Employers

 

 

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