GMC seeks volunteers to road test performance assessments

The GMC is looking for volunteer doctors to road test GMC fitness-to-practise performance assessments.

Dr Anna Cumisky (photograph: Mike Alsford)
Dr Anna Cumisky (photograph: Mike Alsford)

The tests help to identify any areas of weakness for doctors to start the process of helping doctors back to full fitness to practise. Volunteers, assessors and role players will all give the GMC feedback which will help to improve the tests and ensure that they continue to be as effective as possible.

Each volunteer will have to complete a written knowledge test and an objective structured clinical examination under exam conditions. Assessors will observe and score them.

Participants receive a fee of £350 plus travel expenses. Continuing Professional Development credits will be given.

Bath-based GP Dr Anna Cumisky, who regularly volunteers at these events, said: ‘I view them as a day out of regular practice, a useful opportunity for self assessment and a valuable insight into the activities and procedures of the GMC.’

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