Important changes to the General Medical Council Fitness to Practise Rules will mean more power to case managers, civil rules of evidence and witness statements in lieu of examination-in-chief.
Health and Social Care Reform: the responses are in; the possible key features of a new unified system
25th February 2013
On 20 February 2013, The Law Commission published an analysis of responses received to its Consultation Paper on the Regulation of Health and Social Care Professionals. In advance of the Government response, Sarah Harris and Julie Norris look at the range of responses submitted and consider where the battle lines may be drawn.
7th December 2012
The House of Commons Health Committee published its Fourth Report of Session on 3 December 2012.
8th November 2012
On 26 October, Michael Gove, Education Secretary, announced that competence in grammar and punctuation, essay writing, spelling and solving maths problems including algebra would be requirements tested as necessary precursors to qualifying as a teacher trainee
19th October 2012
Blazing a trail as the first country to introduce such a scheme, Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health, announced today that the new structure of revalidation for doctors in the United Kingdom would be live from December 2012.