Appendices

Appendix 1: Specific capabilities for general practice mapped to GMC generic professional capabilities

GMC generic professional capability


13 specific capabilities for general practice
To be a GP, you must be capable of:

Professional values

Fitness to practise

  • Demonstrating the attitudes and behaviours expected of a good doctor
  • Managing the factors that influence your performance

Maintaining an ethical approach

  • Treating others fairly and with respect, acting without discrimination
  • Providing care with compassion and kindness
Professional skills

Communication and consultation

  • Establishing an effective partnership with patients
  • Maintaining a continuing relationship with patients, carers and families

Data gathering and interpretation

  • Applying a structured approach to data gathering and investigation
  • Interpreting findings accurately to reach a diagnosis

Clinical examination and procedural skills

  • Demonstrating a proficient approach to clinical examination
  • Demonstrating a proficient approach to the performance of procedures

Managing medical complexity

  • Enabling people living with long-term conditions to improve their health
  • Managing concurrent health problems within an individual patient
  • Adopting safe and effective approaches for patients with complex needs
Professional knowledge

Clinical management

  • Providing general clinical care to patients of all ages and backgrounds
  • Adopting a structured approach to clinical management
  • Making appropriate use of other professionals and services
  • Providing urgent care when needed

Community orientation

  • Understanding the health service and your role within it
  • Building relationships with the communities in which you work
Health promotion, safeguarding

Practising holistically, safeguarding and promoting health

  • Demonstrating the holistic mindset of a generalist medical practitioner
  • Supporting people through experiences of health, illness and recovery
  • Safeguarding individuals, families and local populations
Leadership

Organisational management and leadership

  • Applying leadership skills to improve your organisation's performance
  • Making effective use of information and communication systems
  • Developing the financial and business skills required for your role

Working with colleagues and in teams

  • Working as an effective team member
  • Coordinating a team-based approach to the care of patients
Research, safety and quality improvement, education

Making decisions

  • Adopting appropriate decision-making principles
  • Applying a scientific and evidence-based approach

Improving performance, learning and teaching

  • Continuously evaluating and improving the care you provide
  • Adopting a safe and scientific approach to improve quality of care
  • Supporting the education and development of colleagues

Appendix 2: GP specific capabilities mapped to Good Medical Practice

 

1. Knowledge, skills and performance

2. Safety and quality

 

3. Communication, partnership and teamwork

14. Maintaining trust


Knowing yourself and relating to others Demonstrate the attitudes and
behaviours expected of a good doctor (applies to all Good Medical Practice domains)
Manage the factors that influence your performance
  • Establish
    an effective partnership with patients
  • Maintain
    a continuing relationship with patients, carers and families
  • Treat others fairly and with respect, acting without discrimination
  • Provide care with compassion and kindness
Applying  clinical knowledge and skill
  • Provide general clinical care to patients of all ages and backgrounds
  • Apply a structured approach to data gathering and investigation
  • Demonstrate a proficient
    approach to clinical examination
  • Demonstrate a proficient approach to the performance of procedures
  • Interpret findings accurately to reach a diagnosis
  • Adopt a structured approach to clinical management
  • Provide urgent care when needed
Make appropriate use of other professionals and services
  • Adopt appropriate decision-making principles
  • Apply a scientific and evidence-based approach
Managing complex and long-term care Manage concurrent health problems within an individual patient
Adopt safe and effective approaches for patients with complex health needs

  • Work as an effective team member
  • Coordinate
    a team-based approach to the care of patients
Enable people living with long-term health conditions to improve their health
Working in organisations and systems of care
Apply leadership skills to improve your organisation's performance
  • Continuously evaluate and improve the care you provide
  • Adopt a safe and scientific approach to improve quality of care
  • Support the education and development of colleagues
  • Make effective use of information and communication systems
Develop the financial and business skills required for your role
Caring for the whole person and the wider community Demonstrate the holistic mindset of a generalist medical practitioner
Understand the health service and your role within it
Build relationships with the communities in which you work
  • Support people through experiences of health, illness and recovery
  • Safeguarding individuals, families and local populations

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