Exclusive: GMC must become 'quicker and slicker'

The General Medical Council (GMC) needs to be 'quicker and slicker' in the future, according to its outgoing president of seven years. By Laura James.

Sir Graeme Catto
Sir Graeme Catto

Professor Sir Graeme Catto, who leaves the GMC in June, believes medical institutions need to do more to decrease the amount of paper used and take advantage of modern technology.

He told GP newspaper in an exclusive interview: ‘When you look at what is possible electronically I’m not convinced we do enough. I think this is true of almost all the institutions of medicine.’

He added: ‘The implementation of revalidation will be a huge challenge’. It is something he wishes he had got further with during his presidency.

The GMC’s new president will be announced today. One of the three candidates is lay and, if elected, would be the first non-doctor president in the GMC’s 150-year history.

gpletters@haymarket.com

  • Read this week’s GP dated 10 April for the full interview.

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