GMC Performance Assessment

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Dear General Medical Council,

Please provide the numbers of doctors who have undergone GMC Performance Assessment in each year since 2008 (last 10 years) and the percentages who passed or failed in each year..

(The results might look like this
2004 Total assessments 37 doctors 85% passed.
2005 Total assessments 47 doctors 85% passed.
…..)

If possible please provide the following for the whole time period

- The types of assessment (knowledge test or peer review)

- Qualified in the UK or Europe or other medical schools. The percentages who passed or failed.

- The age sex distribution. The percentages who passed or failed.

(The results might look like this
30% knowledge test and 70% peer review
Uk 15 doctors 85% pass. EU 10 doctors 85% pass. Other 12 doctors 85% pass
Age group 20 to 40 years 85% pass. 41-55 years 85% pass. 56 to 70 year 85% pass.
Sex Male 31 doctors 85% pass and Female 85% pass.)

For comparison purposes can you please provide the number of doctors who have undertaken the five-yearly assessment for revalidation and the percentage who have passed.

(The results might look like this
580 doctors have undertaken the five-yearly assessment of which 85% passed)

Yours faithfully,

Dr Mark Burgin

Five-yearly assessment
Doctors without a connection to a responsible officer or suitable person revalidate through a process of annual appraisals based on Good medical practice, annual returns submitted to us and a five-yearly assessment. We make a revalidation decision based on the outcomes of these activities.

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Dear Dr Burgin

 

Your information request - F18/ 9625/CA

 

Thank you for your email dated 01 July 2018.

 

How we will consider your request

 

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2000 (FOIA). The FOIA gives us 20 working days to respond, but we’ll come
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you can call her on 0161 923 6421 or email her at
[1][email address].

 

 

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Loredana Cojan

 

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[2][email address]

 

0161 240 8189

 

General Medical Council

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Manchester

M3 3AW

 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Burgin [mailto:[FOI #495031 email]]
Sent: 01 July 2018 11:38
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - GMC Performance Assessment

 

Dear General Medical Council,

 

Please provide the numbers of doctors who have undergone GMC Performance
Assessment in each year since 2008 (last 10 years) and the percentages who
passed or failed in each year..

 

(The results might look like this

2004 Total assessments 37 doctors 85% passed.

2005 Total assessments 47 doctors 85% passed.

…..)

 

If possible please provide the following for the whole time period

 

- The types of assessment (knowledge test or peer review)

 

- Qualified in the UK or Europe or other medical schools. The percentages
who passed or failed.

 

- The age sex distribution.  The percentages who passed or failed.

 

(The results might look like this

30% knowledge test and 70% peer review

Uk 15 doctors 85% pass. EU 10 doctors 85% pass. Other 12 doctors 85% pass

Age group 20 to 40 years 85% pass. 41-55 years 85% pass. 56 to 70 year 85%
pass.

Sex Male 31 doctors 85% pass and Female 85% pass.)

 

For comparison purposes can you please provide the number of doctors who
have undertaken the five-yearly assessment for revalidation and the
percentage who have passed.

 

(The results might look like this

580 doctors have undertaken the five-yearly assessment of which 85%
passed)

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Dr Mark Burgin

 

Five-yearly assessment

Doctors without a connection to a responsible officer or suitable person
revalidate through a process of annual appraisals based on Good medical
practice, annual returns submitted to us and a five-yearly assessment. We
make a revalidation decision based on the outcomes of these activities.

 

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take action when they are not met.
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General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3AW

Regents Place, 350 Euston Road, London NW1 3JN

The Tun, 4 Jacksons Entry, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AE

4th Floor, Caspian Point 2, Caspian Way, Cardiff Bay CF10 4DQ

9th Floor, Bedford House, 16-22 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FD

The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and
Scotland (SC037750)

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Christine Abdy (0161 923 6421), General Medical Council

Dear Dr Burgin

 

Your information request - F18/9625/CA

 

Thank you for your email dated 01 July 2018.  We’ve considered your
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

Performance Assessments

 

For detailed information about our performance assessment procedure, I
would direct you to our [1]website, which you will hopefully find useful.
 

 

The table below summarises the performance assessments of doctors that
were completed in 2008-2017.   A total of 550 assessments took place in
that period.  It may be helpful to explain the terminology we use for the
outcome of assessments.  Rather than ‘pass’ or ‘fail’, we categorise the
outcome by the assessor’s opinion that the doctor is either fit to
practise, fit to practise on a limited basis, or not fit to practise.  It
should also be noted that doctors may undertake multiple assessments, and
therefore the figures below represent the number of assessments rather
than the number of doctors.  

We can’t provide information relating to doctors who have undertaken a
‘knowledge test or peer review’.  These are elements of an overall
performance assessment, rather than a specific type of performance
assessment in themselves. Usually a doctor will undertake all elements of
a performance review however if adjustments were made in particular cases
this would only be recorded within the case documents, not in a searchable
way on our case management system.

 

Performance assessments by year
Assessor opinion

Year   
Fit to Fit to practise on a Not fit to
  practise limited basis practise Total
2008 10 28 9 47
2009 14 30 9 53
2010 12 25 19 56
2011 9 29 12 50
2012 13 35 10 58
2013 12 34 12 58
2014 15 41 8 64
2015 18 43 6 67
2016 13 24 7 44
2017 12 39 2 53
Grand (23%) (60%)                   (17%)        
total        128 328             94 550

The following tables indicate the profiles of doctors taking the
assessments, by gender, age and world region of Primary Medical
Qualification (PMQ)

 

Grand total by gender  
male 452
female 98
Grand total by age group (at time of
assessment)  
20-39 44
40-49 123
50-59 208
60-69 144
70+ 26
n/a (Dob not recorded) 5
Grand total by PMQ region   
UK 156
EEA (except UK) 102
IMG (International Med graduates) 292

 

The following tables show percentage outcomes by gender, PMQ region, age

 

Analysis of outcome by gender      
  male female  
Fit to practise generally 22% 31%  
Fit to practise on limited basis 60% 57%  
Not fit to practise 18% 12%  
       
Analysis of outcome by PMQ region      
  EEA IMG UK  
Fit to practise generally 22% 20% 31%  
Fit to practise on limited basis 67% 58% 58%  
Not fit to practise 11% 22% 11%  
         
Analysis of outcome by age group            
  20-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ N/a
Fit to practise generally 32% 30% 27% 14% 0  
Fit to practise on limited basis 59% 63% 62% 56% 38% 100%
Not fit to practise 9% 7% 11% 30% 62%  

 

 

Revalidation Assessments

 

The revalidation assessment process was introduced in mid-2016 and
therefore we only have a full calendar year’s data for 2017.   In 2017, 55
doctors took the revalidation assessment, and 36 of these met the standard
(65%).

 

I hope you will find this useful.   Please let me know if you have any
queries or require anything further.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Christine Abdy

Information Access Officer

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester   M3 3AW

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Burgin [mailto:[FOI #495031 email]]
Sent: 01 July 2018 11:38
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - GMC Performance Assessment

 

Dear General Medical Council,

 

Please provide the numbers of doctors who have undergone GMC Performance
Assessment in each year since 2008 (last 10 years) and the percentages who
passed or failed in each year..

 

(The results might look like this

2004 Total assessments 37 doctors 85% passed.

2005 Total assessments 47 doctors 85% passed.

…..)

 

If possible please provide the following for the whole time period

 

- The types of assessment (knowledge test or peer review)

 

- Qualified in the UK or Europe or other medical schools. The percentages
who passed or failed.

 

- The age sex distribution.  The percentages who passed or failed.

 

(The results might look like this

30% knowledge test and 70% peer review

Uk 15 doctors 85% pass. EU 10 doctors 85% pass. Other 12 doctors 85% pass

Age group 20 to 40 years 85% pass. 41-55 years 85% pass. 56 to 70 year 85%
pass.

Sex Male 31 doctors 85% pass and Female 85% pass.)

 

For comparison purposes can you please provide the number of doctors who
have undertaken the five-yearly assessment for revalidation and the
percentage who have passed.

 

(The results might look like this

580 doctors have undertaken the five-yearly assessment of which 85%
passed)

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Dr Mark Burgin

 

Five-yearly assessment

Doctors without a connection to a responsible officer or suitable person
revalidate through a process of annual appraisals based on Good medical
practice, annual returns submitted to us and a five-yearly assessment. We
make a revalidation decision based on the outcomes of these activities.

 

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Working with doctors Working for patients

The General Medical Council helps to protect patients and improve medical
education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and
doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and
take action when they are not met.
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Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the sender of this email, this
communication may contain privileged or confidential information which is
exempt from disclosure under UK law. This email and its attachments may
not be used or disclosed except for the purpose for which it has been
sent.

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do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance on it or any
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it.

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3AW

Regents Place, 350 Euston Road, London NW1 3JN

The Tun, 4 Jacksons Entry, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AE

4th Floor, Caspian Point 2, Caspian Way, Cardiff Bay CF10 4DQ

9th Floor, Bedford House, 16-22 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FD

The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and
Scotland (SC037750)

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