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Consumer advocate says GMC changes still don't go far enough

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7452.1338-e (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1338
  1. Zosia Kmietovicz
  1. London

    Reforms inside the General Medical Council have not gone far enough to win back public support for self regulation among doctors, a consumers' champion said last week.

    More still needs to be done to engage patients in understanding how doctors are regulated and how to complain if things go wrong and to help people access the credentials of who is treating them, said Frances Blunden, principal policy adviser at the Consumers' Association.

    At a debate funded by the council on regulation in health care Ms Blunden praised the council for the important improvements it has achieved in …

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