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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.70 (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:70

Qualification hotline planned: The General Medical Council is developing a 24 hour automated inquiry line so that employers can more easily check a doctor's qualifications and registration status. Through the service, which should be set up in the next few months, callers will be able to request a copy of a doctor's current entry in the medical register. Last week the GMC urged employers to make stringent checks on doctors applying for jobs. …

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