Why diversity is important to us
We need great people from all backgrounds, diversity makes us a more effective regulator.
Diverse talent brings fresh ideas and broader perspectives that helps us better need the needs of those who access and engage with our services. It also helps those we work with and for to be confident in us as a regulator.
People from different backgrounds and with different experiences provide us with insight into the needs and challenges of the doctors, patients and the public that we serve. They bring skills, not necessarily from similar roles, but from life experiences that help to shape and inform our work.
We believe that working in a diverse team helps broadens everyone’s horizons. And it makes for a more innovative and stimulating place to work. The more diverse we are, the greater the talent that we have, and the better organisation that we can be. That’s why we’re committed to creating an inclusive culture in which people from all backgrounds and abilities can reach their full potential.
How we can support your needs
We want everyone who works for us to feel respected, valued and able to be themselves.
We know that people have to balance work with caring and other responsibilities that come with their own unique challenges and stresses. The GMC can support your needs in a number of different ways:
Making adjustments if you have a disability so you have the right modifications in place at work.
A wide range of support to help you manage your physical and mental wellbeing.
A range of flexible working options to help you structure your working day in a way that allows you to fulfil your caring responsibilities outside of work, or manage your health and wellbeing, such as the ability to work from home on certain days, job share arrangements or flexible working patterns.
Employee networks which bring staff together to collaborate, share experiences and support each other. For example our LGBTQ+ network, Parents and Carers Network, Muslim Network, Mental Health Network and Women’s Network. These networks are really important to us. They provide support for staff and are also a source of expertise, informing our work as a regulator and employer.