Annual Accountability Hearing with the General Medical Council
HC 1429, Eighth Report of Session 2010-12 - Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence
- House of Commons - Health Committee
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Annual Accountability Hearing with the General Medical Council (HC 1429)' reports on the annual accountability hearings with the General Medical Council (GMC).
The Health Committee call for doctors to develop a wider responsibility for the overall quality of care delivered to patients as they have an obligation as professionals to report to their professional body any concerns they have about the quality of care being delivered by their colleagues.
The GMC must give a strong lead in this area and ensure that failure to act on this responsibility is regarded as a serious breach of professional obligation.
The Committee stresses that the GMC need to have effective revalidation processes in place so that they can periodically check on how doctors are performing.
Government and the GMC must speed up efforts to resolve the serious problems posed by doctors who qualify elsewhere in Europe, and earn the right to work in the UK without having their language or medical skills tested.
The UK and European law that underpins the workings of the GMC needs a complete overhaul.
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