Senior doctors split over General Medical Council

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 17 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1626
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, which represents 18 colleges and faculties in the United Kingdom, has suspended its membership of the Joint Consultants Committee (JCC) because of the vote of no confidence in the General Medical Council, “as presently constituted and functioning,” passed overwhelmingly by the senior hospital staffs conference (10 June, p 1557).

    The academy forms only one part of the JCC, which negotiates with the health departments on hospital matters other than on terms and conditions of service. …

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