The 2022 Corporate Strategy and Perceptions Tracking Survey found only 33% of doctors were “fairly or very confident” in the way the GMC regulates doctors.
This research was commissioned to assess perceptions of seven of our key audiences: doctors, responsible officers, medical students, patients and the public, healthcare providers, educators and stakeholders/key partners. It took place between 23 May and 18 July 2022.
Other Key Findings
- Only 30% of doctors felt supported by the GMC to deliver good, safe care
- 51% of doctors thought the GMC had had no impact or a negative impact in the healthcare sector
- Only 23% of doctors felt the GMC was focusing on the right issues
- 29% of doctors stated the GMC’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic was ‘good’ or ‘very good’
There was a striking difference between the experiences of doctors, mentioned above, and other stakeholders.
- 85% of patients trusted the GMC to register doctors with right qualifications and skills
- 97% of educators had confidence that new UK graduate doctors were prepared for practice
- 96% of stakeholders felt their overall working relationship with the GMC was good
- 74% of educators felt the GMC was focusing on the right issues
- 76% of stakeholders stated the GMC’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic was ‘good’ or ‘very good’
The research was delivered by an independent research consultancy, Shift Research, and included online surveys with each six audiences (doctors, responsible officers, medical students, patients and the public, providers and educators) and a telephone survey with stakeholders/key partners.
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