GMC to develop induction programme for all new doctors working in the UK

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 19 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5988
  1. Helen Jaques
  1. 1BMJ Careers

The General Medical Council has announced plans to introduce a national basic induction programme to ensure consistency in the standards of professionalism and cultural awareness among all new UK and overseas doctors starting work in the United Kingdom.

The induction programme, which will be developed in conjunction with employers and professional organisations and introduced from next year, will ensure that doctors have an adequate understanding of the ethical and professional standards set out by the GMC and are familiar with how medicine is practised in the UK.

Every year around 12 000 doctors from the UK, …

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