Rate of serious complaints against UK doctors is higher for those qualifying outside EuropeBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1983 (Published 15 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1983
- Clare Dyer
Doctors who qualified outside the United Kingdom or Europe are still falling foul of the General Medical Council, the UK medical regulator, in greater numbers than their home-grown counterparts, new statistics from the GMC show.
Despite research looking into the disparity in 2000 and 2005, the GMC is still trying to identify the reasons; the disparity remains despite reforms to the council’s fitness to practise procedures in 2004.
The GMC’s 2008 fitness to practise statistics show that when initial complaints were triaged, 44% of those involving international medical graduates (those from outside the UK or Europe) went …