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GMC assessment of Fergusson case was not at fault

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7282.359 (Published 10 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:359
  1. Wendy Savage, honorary professor, Middlesex University
  1. London N1 8HN

    EDITOR—As an elected member of the General Medical Council who has just become a screener but who had no involvement with the Fergusson case, I disagree with the criticism by Jarvis of those who instigated the GMC conduct procedures.1

    The screener must decide whether a complaint raises a question of serious professional misconduct. If so, he or she must then refer the case to the preliminary proceedings committee, which will decide whether it should be referred to the professional conduct committee. If not, the screener's judgment must be …

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