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OE Appointed GMC Director of Education and Standards

Monday, 3 October, 2016 -- Helen Wilson

Congratulations to OE Dr Colin Melville (1977) who has been appointed as the new Director of Education and Standards at The General Medical Council (GMC), from January 2017.

Dr Melville is currently the Head of Medical Education at Lancaster University and Head of Lancaster Medical School, where he has led the development of an innovative undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programme.

He has been a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine for over 20 years and held a number of senior education and NHS leadership roles.

Dr Melville said of the appointment: “I am delighted to be joining the GMC and look forward to working with colleagues within the organisation and all those with an interest in this area to build on the reforms of recent years.

The GMC is an independent patient safety organisation and I share its ambition to work closely with doctors at all stages of their careers to promote the highest standards of professionalism, practice and education.”