GMC appoints medical education expert to new post

The General Medical Council (GMC) has appointed Professor Sue Carr as its first deputy medical director, a newly-created post to help shape future education and training for doctors.

Prof Carr is currently director of medical education and associate medical director at the University Hospitals of Leicester. She will join the regulator in April.

She has worked as a consultant nephrologist in Leicester since 1995. After completing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Education in 2005, she was elected to the Royal College of Physicians Council in 2017.

Prof Carr is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Educators and has held several high profile roles in medical education including chair of the UK Renal Association Education and Training Committee, and Foundation School Director and Associate Postgraduate Dean in the East Midlands Deanery. She is also an Honorary Professor of Medical Education at the University of Leicester.

In the new role Prof Carr will support the GMC’s medical director, working alongside key organisations in medical education and training, including medical schools, universities and royal colleges. She will also use her experience to provide the GMC with clinical advice, helping inform policies and projects across the organisation.

Professor Colin Melville, the GMC’s medical director and director of education and standards, said: “We’re very pleased that Professor Carr is joining the GMC. It is a critical time as we seek to forge stronger relationships with everyone involved in medical education and training, and draw on their knowledge and experience to shape it for the future.

“This is a new role at the GMC and a very important one that will make sure the doctors of tomorrow continue to receive a world class education. Professor Carr will bring a wealth of experience and we’re all greatly looking forward to working with her.”

Prof Carr added: “I am delighted to be joining the GMC and look forward to working with partner organisations to support the development of a high quality medical workforce which meets the needs of patients.

“People in the UK are now living longer, but often with complex, chronic conditions and disability related to physical and mental health problems and it is important that the GMC is an active partner in helping the nations of the UK to have the right number of doctors with the right skills in the right place for patients.”

 

 

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