GMC introduces tighter regulation for some and a lighter touch for othersBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7518.654-c (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:654
- Andrew Cole
The General Medical Council, the UK body which regulates the medical profession, has unveiled a new twin track approach to regulation that will provide tougher scrutiny of the “small minority” who present a threat to patients' safety while offering a “lighter touch” for most doctors.
The proposals, which were due to be considered at its meeting this week, are the latest in a series of measures aimed at avoiding a repeat of the Harold Shipman scandal, in which the family doctor was responsible for murdering more than a hundred of his patients.
Under the new strategy, all …