GMC recommends scrapping medical majority on its councilBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7571.719-b (Published 05 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:719
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The General Medical Council is to recommend scrapping the automatic majority of doctors on its governing council. This would end the longstanding principle of self regulation of the medical profession in the United Kingdom.
The 35 member governing council has agreed that “despite the constitutional changes that we have made in recent years, the professional majority on the council undermines confidence in our independence and because of that it impacts adversely on our ability to regulate …