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GMC proposes radical changes to registration

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:123
  1. Rhona MacDonald
  1. BMJ

    “Limited registration should be abolished and replaced with a single licensing system covering all doctors, irrespective of whether they have qualified in the UK, EEA [European Economic Area] or overseas,” proposes a recent consultation document from the General Medical Council.

    This is one of several radical proposals resulting from the GMC's fundamental review of its registration arrangements, which currently number six different types. Limited registration is presently granted to non-EEA doctors at the discretion of the GMC.

    The document states: “Changes in [the GMC's] regulatory framework and …

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