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The GMC failed to act in time to prevent the death of doctors while under fitness-to-practise investigations by the regulator, a new study has concluded.
Exclusive The GMC has appointed mental health expert Professor Louis Appleby to interrogate its fitness-to-practise procedures to ensure that it is more ‘compassionate and sensitive’ to the needs of vulnerable doctors.
EXCLUSIVE The CQC will meet with the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) before Christmas to discuss concerns over inspector bias against BME single-handed GPs, Pulse has learned.
The annual GMC registration fee for doctors is set to rise by £5 to £425 in 2016, the regulator has announced.
The GPC has called for the resignation of the chief inspector of primary care, Professor Steve Field, at its meeting in London today.
EXCLUSIVE Only one anonymous GMC complaint has led to a sanction imposed on a doctor in the past two years, Pulse can reveal.
The GMC has been given a new power allowing it to challenge decisions made by the independent panel that presides over doctors’ fitness-to-practise (FTP) cases, which will increase the risk of GPs facing two trials for the same complaint.
EXCLUSIVE The GMC’s newly appointed independent expert on fitness-to-practise (FTP) has said that there are ‘too many’ investigations against doctors amid the large proportion that do not lead to action being taken.
GMC chief executive Niall Dickson to step down Subscription
The GMC’s chief executive Niall Dickson has announced that he will step down from his position at the regulator at the end of the year.
The CQC’s inspection regime for GP practices is damaging patient care by diverting resources and taking away time meant for treating patients, research carried out BMA has revealed.
Exclusive Doctors who have mental health problems will be spared from full GMC investigations 'wherever possible', under sweeping new proposals around investigations announced today.
The CQC will scale back its inspections for GP practices once every provider has been assessed, and move to a ‘risk-based’ approach.
‘Doctor supporters’ needed for those under investigation
Exclusive GP practices are set to face a continual rise in CQC fees