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GMC launches patient safety reporting services

12 December 2012

The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched a confidential helpline and an online ‘decision making’ tool to help doctors report patient safety concerns where they don’t feel able to resolve these issues at a local level.


The launch of these reporting services comes after the GMC’s new guidance for doctors was sent out earlier in the year, entitled ‘Raising and Acting on Concerns about patient safety’. The confidential helpline, which will be staffed by specially trained advisors, will  enable doctors to raise their concerns over a particular case or incident where they are working while the online interactive tool presents doctors with case studies and multiple choice answers to assist with understanding the correct course of action to take when faced with a patient safety concern.


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