GMC agrees new structure

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 04 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:250
  1. Mark Hunter
  1. Leeds

    A compromise seems to have been reached on the vexed question of self regulation of the medical profession in the United Kingdom.

    At a meeting in London at the end of July, the General Medical Council agreed to reduce membership of its ruling body from the current 104 members to just 35. Of these, 14 will be lay members, bringing the lay proportion of the council up to 40%

    The move treads a fine line between the demands of the professional bodies, which had been calling for a council no smaller than 51 members, and …

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