GMC requires medical schools to teach sustainable healthcare

Frances Mortimer's picture

The GMC's new Outcomes for Graduates 2018 now requires newly-qualified doctors to be able to apply the principles, methods and knowledge of sustainable healthcare to medical practice.

Medical schools have until summer 2020 to make sure that their curriculum meets the new outcomes.

Extract from Outcomes for Graduates 2018:

Health promotion and illness prevention 

25 Newly qualified doctors must be able to apply the principles, methods and knowledge of population health and the improvement of health and sustainable healthcare to medical practice. 

f     outline the principles underlying the development of health, health service policy, and clinical guidelines, including principles of health economics, equity, and sustainable healthcare

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h     evaluate the role of ecological, environmental and occupational hazards in ill-health and discuss ways to mitigate their effects

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