Sara Moseley, Head of the General Medical Council (GMC) in Wales talks about this key opportunity to have a say in good medical practice.
Between 27 April and 20 July, the General Medical Council are consulting on an updated version of Good medical practice – the standards of professional conduct and patient care expected of all doctors in the United Kingdom.
As a regulator of doctors in Wales, it is vital that we hear from Welsh patients. We are aware that the needs of patients vary across Wales. From its rural communities to its vibrant and diverse cities: we want to hear Welsh voices from all walks of life.
WHO AM I?
I’m Sara Moseley, Head of the General Medical Council (GMC) in Wales. The GMC works to protect patients and improve medical education and practice across the UK. We set the standards that doctors need to follow throughout their careers.
WHY ARE THEY CHANGING?
Since we published the current version in 2013, the way we access care has changed.
We’re reviewing the guidance to make sure that it keeps pace with the issues that matter to patients and medical professionals, now and in the future.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PATIENT VOICE
All of us at some point in our lives will receive medical care. It is vitally important that patients and the public embrace the opportunity to shape the future of standards of care that will impact so many.
To make sure the voice of Welsh patients is heard, please complete our survey for patients, carers and patient groups. You can respond in English or in Welsh. It should take between five and 15 minutes to complete, but the impact of responses will be felt for years.
We want the updated version to help doctors in providing the best possible care for many years to come.