Archive for September, 2009

New GMC guidance

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

GMC tomorrows doctors- new guidance

Student Assistantship is a new concept introduced.
This basically means that medical students (particularly final years) will learn by doing things that doctors are doing now. They’ll be supervised but they’ll be doing more hands on stuff during their final year.

Tricky ethical scenarios- interactive case studeis

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

The GMC has launched a series of challenging online tutorials that tackle tricky ethical scenarios.

Visit the interactive case studies at and try them for yourself.

Useful for ethical questions at interviews

GMC- New confidentiality guidance

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Doctors in the UK should tell police every time they treat a victim of gun and knife crime, new guidelines from the General Medical Council will state.
They are also told they can breach patient confidentiality by giving police information if they believe a crime has or will be committed.
If a patient is diagnosed with a genetic disease doctors will be able to tell relatives, without consent.
The revised guidance on confidentiality will be published on 28th Sep 2009……BBC

I agree in principle.