The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched a consultation on the knowledge, skills and behaviours that new UK medical graduates must be able to show.

The organisation is seeking the views of patients and lay people, medical schools and students, employers, and doctors in training on the proposed updated Outcomes for graduates document. 

Outcomes proposed by the GMC emphasise the importance of new doctors to:

  • work in partnership with patients, families and carers
  • raise and act on issues of patient safety
  • understand their responsibility to safeguard vulnerable patients.

 Dr Colin Melville, the GMC’s Director of Education and Standards, said:

The outcomes are forward looking, to equip the doctors of tomorrow with the knowledge and skills they need to engage with emerging areas of healthcare such as genomics and population health.’

The consultation runs until 10 January 2018.