The GMC and Medical Regulation Sir Graeme Catto Wednesday 4 February 2009 Hailsham Chambers, Old Hall, Lincoln’s Inn. Our purpose. To protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine
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The GMC and Medical Regulation
Sir Graeme Catto
Wednesday 4 February 2009
Hailsham Chambers, Old Hall, Lincoln’s Inn
Medical Act 1983 (as amended in 2000)
fitness to practise
…alive and kicking
…must do better
…good in parts, but room for improvement
…getting better, but not there yet
Source: GMC Tracking Survey conducted by GFK-NOP
ANNEX A – a four-layer model
behaviour and relationships that underpin the trust
the public has in doctors
protect and restore human well-being
colleague’s conduct, performance or health
colleague's conduct, performance or health.
doctors in the exercise of their professional
emerging impairment puts patients at risk.
values, ethics and principles
practise is or may be impaired