New doctors 'must work in GMC-approved practices'

Doctors granted full registration for the first time and taking up a new post will be required to work initially within a GMC-approved practice setting, according to a new GMC framework.

GMC president Sir Graeme Catto said: ‘The new procedures build on existing criteria in place for public protection and patient safety. All of the existing checks we use will continue to be part of our careful screening of applicants. This change reflects longstanding GMC policy and is part of our continuing programme of reform.’

The new framework for registering doctors is launched on Friday.

Approved practice settings are organisations that have systems for the effective management of doctors, systems for identifying and acting upon concerns about doctors’ fitness to practise, systems to support the provision of relevant training or continuing professional development, and systems for providing regulatory assurance.

It is unclear how many practices have been approved by the GMC. A list is expected to be available on Friday.

Full detail at www.gmc-uk.org

tom.ireland@haymarket.com

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