NMC still has substantial room for improvement

The NMC had a 'challenging and transformative year' and made 'significant progress' following last year's special report, according to the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE).

But it said there was substantial room for improvement, citing the need for better customer relations and the over-long wait for fitness-to-practise hearings.

The GMC is a model of best practices other regulators would do well to follow, the CHRE report said.

The CHRE's annual report on the performance of Britain's nine healthcare regulators said the GMC ‘continues to be a well-run, effective regulator with strong leadership'.

It praised the smooth roll out of revalidation, the transparency of its processes and the quality of its guidance.

‘All regulators can learn from each other,' it concluded, ‘and there is much to learn from the GMC in the areas of excellence and good practice identified.'



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NMC still has substantial room for improvement

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