GMC will take responsibility for postgraduate medical training, as advised by Tooke report

Kmietowicz, Zosia
March 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/8/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7643, p523
Academic Journal
The article reports on a 2008 decision from Great Britain to allow the country's General Medical Council (GMC) to take over responsibility for postgraduate medical training in the country. The decision will allow the Postgraduate Medical and Training Board to be assimilated within the GMC by 2010. A discussion of positive and negative reaction which was seen in the academic community towards the decision is examined. A recommendation from John Tooke, which which called for the development of a new independent body called NHS Medical Education England, is discussed.


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