GMC warns of “state of unease” in medical profession

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 27 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5804
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}

A state of unease exists in the medical profession, as well as a dangerous level of alienation among junior doctors, the General Medical Council (GMC) has warned.

The GMC published its sixth annual report on the state of medical education and practice in the United Kingdom on Thursday 27 October, which showed that doctors and NHS services were under increasing pressure.1

Commenting on the report, Terence Stephenson, GMC chair, said, “There is a state of unease within the medical profession across the …

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