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College responds to GMC workforce report

18 Oct 2022

The College has responded to the General Medical Council’s (GMC’s) workforce report – The state of medical education and practice in the UK.

The College has responded to the General Medical Council’s (GMC’s) workforce report – The state of medical education and practice in the UK.

Commenting, College President, Mike McKirdy said:

There is much to be welcomed in this report, not least the increase in numbers of licensed doctors and the growing diversity of the workforce. It is, however, also important that we ensure induction and welcome for those joining the NHS – especially international medical graduates. The importance of positive policies to promote inclusivity across the staffing of the NHS cannot be overstated.

The report does however highlight some of the long-standing workforce issues that our College and others have been highlighting for some time.

Positive steps, such as the increase in medical school places in Scotland, would be of great benefit if adopted across the rest of the UK, particularly given the lead time from beginning medical school to completion of specialist training.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow will continue to offer practical support and guidance to Governments, and devolved administrations, across the UK, on behalf of our Fellows and Members who deal with the challenges of these workforce pressures every day.”

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