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GMC Appoints DH Director General as New Chief Executive

Charley Massey, Director General at the Department of Health has been appointed as a new chief executive by the General Medical Council (GMC). He will replace current chief executive Niall Dickson, who has announced that he will step down from his position at the end of this year after seven years as chief executive of the GMC.

Charley’s position as chief executive of the GMC is subject to final approval in the government’s business employment policies.

In 2012, Massey was assigned as a Director general at the Department of Health. He has worked in senior positions at the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Treasury and Number 10, and as an executive director at the Pensions Regulator.

Massey said that he is very delighted to join the GMC and looking forward to work with the char, council and staff to figure out the improvements of the last decade.

While talking about GMC, Massey said it is an independent patient safety organisation. He will share GMC’s objectives at all phase of medical professional training and careers and support the highest ethics of medical practice in order to work closely with medical professionals of all four countries of the UK.

Professor Terence Stephenson, GMC chair said that GMC has moved drastically to become a patient safety organization at Niall’s time and now Mr Massey will help GMC to safeguard patients by bringing a variety of experience to the organization and will help to gather the challenges of instruction in fast shifting healthcare system across the UK.

He further added that with the new chief executive, GMC will continue the development by taking a number of aspiring projects. These projects will help the GMC to become an organization that is more reactive to the settings where medical professional will performs better and will have less loads on them and the whole healthcare system. It will also provide complete support to doctors for their challenges faced during their professional careers.

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