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GMC should just continue its role as policeman and not try to improve clinical standards

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7222.1437 (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1437
  1. Tony Walsh, general practitioner
  1. The Surgery, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes MK7 6HQ

    EDITOR—Clinical governance bothers me. It reminds me of the chants we shouted in student days: “Who will police the police?”

    Most doctors I know didn't go on student demonstrations, but I have two degrees. The first was a history degree, when we went on demonstrations against all sorts of things, and the second was a medical degree, when a demonstration was something that took place in the anatomy lecture theatre, and everyone was worried that if they didn't attend they might fail their exams; by contrast, arts students worried that if they didn't demonstrate they might fail society. I have two further qualifications …

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