Fitness to Practise Review of Decision Making

Fitness to Practise Review of Decision Making (GMC147)

1. This review is part of an ongoing programme of work undertaken by the General Medical Council (GMC) to ensure that our fitness to practise procedures are fair, consistent and robust. This review will examine key aspects of our fitness to practise procedures in this respect.

Reference number: GMC147

Deadline date:21/02/2014

This deadline is for… Notice deadline.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: General Medical Council (GMC)

Original source URL http://www.mytenders.org/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=112419

 

Description of the contract

Introduction

1. This review is part of an ongoing programme of work undertaken by the General Medical Council (GMC) to ensure that our fitness to practise procedures are fair, consistent and robust. This review will examine key aspects of our fitness to practise procedures in this respect. Specifically, it will:

a) explore the way in which the GMC present formal allegations to doctors,

b) consider whether the decisions made by our staff at key stages of our investigation process are consistent with the guidance provided to them to help them reach these decisions and, finally,

c) it will attempt to investigate the impact of this guidance itself.

2. A key question for this review is whether a) or c) may be a factor in the overrepresentation of any groups of doctors in our fitness to practise procedures.

3. It should be noted that this review encompasses only those parts of the fitness to practise procedures that the GMC is directly responsible for. This means the review will not consider the decision making that results in doctors being referred to the GMC or the decision making of the independent panels, which are supported by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, which make decisions at interim orders panel or fitness to practise panel hearings.

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Classification of the contract

73110000 Research services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 03/03/2014 – 03/11/2014

 

Who to contact

Contact name Rohan Yoganathan

Organisation name General Medical Council (GMC)

Address 350 Euston Road , London, GB, NW1 3JN

Telephone +44 2071895417

Extension number:

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Email

Web address http://www.gmc-uk.org

 

How to apply

For further information please review the full notice details at http://www.mytenders.org/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=112419