The GMC has launched a consultation on the content of Good medical practice. The guidance, last updated in 2013, outlines the professional values, knowledge and behaviours expected of doctors working in the UK.
Commenting, Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director at Medical Protection, said:
“The world of healthcare has become increasingly more complex since Good Medical Practice was last updated; demand is high, resources are stretched, and this core guidance must reflect the systemic issues and other challenges doctors face today.
“The GMC’s desire to engage doctors and their representatives in the consultation process is encouraging, and we will do what we can to help facilitate this. Good Medical Practice underpins everything that doctors do and how they care for patients – getting it right relies on input from those who use it. We will review the draft update in detail and respond in due course.”
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About Medical Protection
Medical Protection is a trading name of The Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”). MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support and can also provide, depending on the type of membership required, the right to request indemnity for any complaints or claims arising from professional practice.
Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.
Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We do this by promoting risk management through our workshops, E-learning, clinical risk assessments, publications, conferences, lectures and presentations.
MPS is not an insurance company. All the benefits of membership of MPS are discretionary as set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.