Capability in Practice 2: The doctor is able to work effectively within health organisations.
This CiP is grouped under Professional Identity 1: Healthcare Professional.
Aware of the healthcare systems in the four nations of the UK
- Understands the NHS constitution and its founding principles.
- Understands how healthcare services are currently commissioned and funded and the key organisational structures.
- Understands the role of government and the agencies and public bodies who work with the department of health.
- Appreciates the role of third sector organisations in healthcare.
- Demonstrates an awareness of budget and resource management
Aware of and adheres to legal principles and professional requirements
- Understands the legislative and regulatory framework within which healthcare is provided in the four nations of the UK.
- Follows GMC guidance on professionalism and confidentiality (Adheres to GMC Good Medical Practice)
- Understands the human rights principles and legal issues surrounding informed consent and respectful care– including key legal rulings.
Aware of ethical principles
- Understands ethical principles and how these underpin practice.
- Acts professionally in difficult ethical situations.
Participates in clinical governance processes
- Follows safety processes that exist locally and nationally.
- Actively engages in a culture that promotes safety.
- Participates in incident investigations and links recommendations to quality improvement.
- Discloses harmful patient safety incidents to patients and their families accurately and appropriately (exercises within the Duty of Candour).
- Demonstrates humanity and empathy for both first and second victims of adverse incidents.
- Actively engage with and learn from women and families in improving patient safety and experience
- Understands the ways in which incidents can be investigated and the theory that underpins this.
Works effectively within the digital environment
- Understands the principles of data governance and the legislation around data protection
- Understands the need for proactive and responsible interaction with digital platforms.
- Effectively signposts patients and health professionals to patient support websites and newsletters.
- Is able to work with patients to interpret information in the public domain.
- Maintains an appropriate digital persona.
- Demonstrates ability to interact appropriately with women’s concerns and public campaigns
Evidence to inform decision
- TO2 (includes SO)
- Local and Deanery Teaching
- RCOG eLearning
- Quality improvement
- Incident reporting and investigation
- Complaint management
- Attendance at governance meetings
- MRCOG Part 2
Mapping to GPCs
Domain 1: Professional values and behaviours
Domain 3: Professional knowledge
- Professional requirements
- National legislative structure
- The health service and healthcare systems in the four nations
Domain 4: Capabilities in health promotion and illness prevention
Domain 5: Capabilities in leadership and teamworking
Domain 6: Capabilities in patient safety and quality improvement
- Patient safety
- Quality improvement
Domain 8: Capabilities in education and training
Doman 9: Capabilities in research and scholarship