Problem psychiatrists: Part 2 – understanding and managing poor performance

by Dr Neil James Margerison


Last updated: March 2017


This second module follows on from the approaches to managing poor performance set out in the first module: Problem psychiatrists: Part 1 – introduction to dealing with poor performance.


In addition to their publication Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety (GMC, 2012a) the GMC also publishes annual information about The state of medical education and practice in the UK (GMC, 2012b, 2013b, 2014, 2016). Local complaints and issues are becoming much more common and it follows that all psychiatrists are likely to have to respond to their own referral or the referral of a colleague to the GMC possibly once in their career.


This module aims to be available as a resource when poor performance cases arise; it applies the lessons from Part 1 with an emphasis on implementing national policy. This module will also further develop some of the skills and habits of mind that are useful and effective in understanding and managing performance concerns.


While the module is aimed mainly at those managing others, it will also be of value to all doctors in helping them understand the frameworks and processes associated with dealing with poor performance.


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If you like this module, you may also be interested in:


Problem psychiatrists: Part 1 – introduction to dealing with poor performance by Dr Neil Margerison


Probity in professional practice: Part 1 and Part 2 by Dr Ashok G Patel and Dr Haider Malik


Book from RCPsych Publications: Management for Psychiatrists (4th edition)


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