We posted in August 2022 about the closing of the consultation and anticipated publication of the revised Good Medical Practice from the General Medical Council (GMC). The GMC has now published its new guidance which will take effect from 30 January 2024 and sets out the standards all doctors in the UK are expected to adhere to. Many hope that, amongst other things, the new guidance will help provide more robust standards to challenge sexual misconduct and harassment and bullying in the workplace.

The guidance has been structured under 4 key domains:

Domain 1: Knowledge, skills and development

Domain 2: Patients, partnership and communication

Domain 3: Colleagues, culture and safety

Domain 4: Trust and professionalism

It has been updated to provide more detailed guidance in five key areas:

  • a respectful, fair and compassionate workplace for colleagues and patients
  • promote patient centred care
  • tackling discrimination
  • champion fair and inclusive leadership
  • support continuity of care and safe delegation

ibex gale has a wealth of experience of working with NHS and healthcare organisations to undertake independent workplace investigations into matters such as conducting allegations under Maintaining High Professional Standards, grievances, and bullying and harassment complaints. If you require support with a workplace investigation, please email contactus@ibexgale.com and a member of our team will be happy to discuss how we may be able to help.



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