The GMC has the statutory remit to set standards, requirements and outcomes for all stages of medical education and training. The GMC has set out in its document ‘The Quality Improvement Framework’ how quality assures (QA) medical education and training in the UK.
The GMC approaches Quality Assurance (QA) through peer review (visits and responses to concerns) and scrutiny of reports of visits and deanery reports and action plans (Quality Scrutiny Group).
Quality Management (QM) refers to the arrangements through which a Deanery satisfies itself that Local Education Providers are meeting the GMC’s standards.
Quality Control (QC) is the arrangement through which Local Education Providers ensure that postgraduate medical trainees receive education and training that meets local, national and professional standards.