NMC Council member to help steer review of doctors’ guidance

Published on 03 September 2021

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Eileen McEneaney, the NMC’s registrant member for Northern Ireland, will help shape the professional values, knowledge and behaviours expected of doctors – as part of an advisory forum steering a review of the General Medical Council’s (GMC) core guidance, Good Medical Practice.

Eileen has been a nurse since 1981 and recently retired as Executive Director of Nursing and User Experience in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland.

She will be one of 12 health and care experts on the forum, which will act as a sounding board as the GMC looks to make changes to its overarching guidance for medical professionals practising in the UK.

Eileen said:

“I am delighted to be involved in the review of ‘Good Medical Practice.’ As a registered nurse, working for 40 years across a range of integrated health and social care services in Northern Ireland, I have seen significant change in our population, in research and evidence for care and treatment, in technology and in the design of our services.

"The needs of our professional workforces and of society have also changed. Good Medical Practice must be relevant to the profession, to providers of education, to employers and most importantly to the public.”

A GMC consultation, currently planned for spring 2022, will seek input from healthcare professionals and patient representatives.

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