Trust chiefs cause flood of serious cases to GMC

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 18 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1177
  1. Katherine Burke
  1. London

    Nearly two thirds of professional conduct complaints languish for more than a year between committees because of an upsurge in the number of serious cases referred to the General Medical Council.

    The GMC has admitted that some “fitness to practise” complaints take over two years to deal with because the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) cannot keep up with the caseload referred to it.

    Fitness to practise figures show that the committee heard only 35% of conduct cases within a year, compared with a …

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