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GMC consults on dropping vexatious complaints at an early stage

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b625 (Published 13 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b625
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    Vexatious or serial complaints to the General Medical Council against doctors will be filtered out at an early stage, if proposed changes to the council’s fitness to practise rules go ahead.

    The move follows lobbying by Professionals Against Child Abuse, an organisation set up to defend paediatricians involved in child protection work after one high profile doctor, David Southall, was subjected to a record number of complaints. Dr Southall has been a particular target of the campaigning group, Mothers Against Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Abuse …

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