12 / 12 / 2013 3.09pm
The review, which began in 2012, examines the challenges that disabled doctors face at all stages of education and training and any implications for the regulatory framework.
Many disabled doctors are practising successfully and patients often identify closely with these doctors, however it is not always easy, even with reasonable adjustments, for everyone to successfully and safely undertake all stages of medical education and training. Medical Schools and Deaneries/LETBs also face challenges in deciding the level of support needed.
The GMC decided it would be appropriate to review the overall position to see where there might be scope to promote greater clarity and consistency in the type and level of support which may be available.
Of particular interest may be the new statement the GMC have issued giving their position on the requirements for medical students and doctors in training gaining competence in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The statement clarifys the position on CPR, and explains the flexibility built into the outcomes required of medical students and doctors.
The review in 2013 brings together a range of information including new and revised statements, case studies, reports from surveys, guidance, and information on future work. View the GMC website to find out more information.