Concerns about a doctor’s performance may arise from information referred by colleagues, the CHCP or from one or more patient complaints.
The kinds of concerns raised may be:
- A tendency to use inappropriate or outdated techniques
- A basic lack of knowledge/poor judgment
- A lack of familiarity with basic clinical/administrative procedures
- Poor record keeping or failure to keep up-to-date records
- Inadequate practice arrangements
- Concerns over referral rates
- Inadequate hygiene arrangements
- Poor prescribing
- Health Issues
These are examples only and are not exhaustive.
Greater Glasgow & Clyde provides clinical support for General Practitioners where there is felt to be a performance issue. The chair of the Clinical Support Group is Dr Paul Ryan (Clinical Director North CHCP) and he can be contacted directly to discuss any concerns you may hold.
The LMC has representation on this group which also aims to identify the needs of Doctors whose performance may be in difficulty and subsequently support them and their Practices. If you have concerns about the performance of a GP please contact the LMC offices and ask to speak to a medical secretary in confidence. The LMC will be able to discuss your concerns, support you and direct you appropriately to the correct help.