The GMC has vowed to end inconsistencies in support for junior doctors and medical students with disabilities - promising 'more tools and flexibility' to help trainees fulfil their potential.


Guidance published by the GMC, called 'Welcomed and valued: Supporting disabled learners in medical education and training', sets out how organisations can best support doctors in training and medical students with disabilities.
The GMC recommends that training organisations provide occupational health assessments for each doctors or trainee, with a view to forming an action plan on how they will be supported.
Steps tailored to meet the needs of both undergraduate and postgraduate doctors include forming support groups, allocating specific people as contacts, agreeing confidentiality arrangements and creating strategies to help doctors meet the demands of their courses or training.....

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