New GMC consultation on credentialing


07 / 8 / 2015 4pm

A new process, known as credentialing, is being proposed by the General Medical Council (GMC) to increase patients' confidence in doctors.

If a doctor is awarded a credential in his field of practice, it recognises that he or she has the appropriate standards of knowledge and skills and is a competent and capable professional. 

The consultation

We have developed a short online survey about credentialing to gather your views on the elements of the GMC’s proposals that are most pertinent to you as employers:

  • the principles for the credentialing framework
  • the appropriate scope and level at which credentials should be set
  • the process for identifying and prioritising potential areas of practice where credentials would enhance medical regulation and patient protection
  • the process for how doctors will get and maintain a credential and how those will be shown on the medical register.

Your responses will ensure that employers’ interests are represented as work progresses on the operations aspects of credentials. 

Please complete the credentialing survey by 23 September 2015.

Further information is available from the GMC website, including the final report of the credentials working group and results from a number of pilot studies.

Read the GMC's full consultation.

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