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GMC operational protocol updated

3 August 2015
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We have updated our protocol on how we work with the professional regulator for doctors, the General Medical Council (GMC).

The operational protocol, which has been updated for the third time, is designed to help protect patients and promote high standards of medical practice.

It provides a model for information sharing, setting out when and how the two organisations will share information as well as key contacts.

It also provides guidance on the types of service problems that our inspectors see that may affect the quality of medical training and safety of patients. For example, medical staffing and rota issues may mean that doctors in training are not getting the clinical supervision they require, which can put patients at risk.

This version has been amended to provide further information for GMC’s education, registration and revalidation function, with categories and examples of the type of information the GMC would like to know about.

Last updated:
29 May 2017