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ASME and GMC launch their Excellent Medical Education programme for third year running

The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) and General Medical Council (GMC) has teamed up for the third year to launch their joint Excellent Medical Education programme, with three winners being awarded up to £5,000 in funding each. The deadline for submissions is 12 noon on Friday 2 December. The Excellent Medical Education Programme

GMC concerned about ‘state of unease’ in medical profession

The General Medical Council (GMC) has raised concerns that a ‘state of unease’ exists within the medical profession as services throughout the UK come under increased pressure. The medical regulator’s warning that systems of healthcare and the health professionals working within them are struggling to cope with a range of issues – including the impact

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Working in Britain for non-UK doctors

The National Health Service (NHS) The NHS (in England and Wales) is the means by which health care is delivered to the population. Health care is free of charge at the point of delivery, funded through general taxation. Provision of health care takes place in two main ways: primary and secondary care. Primary care is

Laser and refractive surgery covered by new GMC guidance on cosmetic surgery

Refractive surgery is primarily functional rather than cosmetic, but both refractive and cosmetic surgical procedures share key attributes setting them apart from other areas of routine medical intervention: they are entirely elective and predominantly self-funded. Accordingly, the GMC has advised that their April 2016 ‘Guidance for Doctors who offer Cosmetic Interventions’ should also apply to

GMC urges trainers to share their views from the frontline

More than 45,000 senior doctors responsible for developing the next generation of consultants and GPs in the UK are being invited to share their views on the medical education provided by their organisations. The General Medical Council (GMC) wants to hear from those on the education frontline, as part of a new UK-wide survey of