Tuesday, 17 November 2015

GMC calls for tougher powers to check European doctors' skills

GMC calls for tougher powers to check European doctors' skills Regulator’s chief executive says EU rules still have major weaknesses and moves to introduce digital ‘passports to practise’ could make matters worse

EU rules governing the checks that UK authorities can make on doctors still have major weaknesses seven years after a patient safety scandal revealed catastrophic flaws in the system, according to Britain’s medical regulator.

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the General Medical Council (GMC), said it must have the same powers to check the competence and medical skills of doctors from Europe as it already does for medics from the rest of the world.

We are worried that something will go wrong if we are not able to do what we need to do. Continue reading... The Guardian

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