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GPs who work alone are six times as likely to come before GMC

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3036 (Published 24 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3036
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1London

    Figures published by the UK General Medical Council show that GPs who work on their own are six times as likely to attend a disciplinary hearing than those working in group practices.

    Figures released under a freedom of information request by the BBC’s Newsnight programme show that 17 GPs who work alone and 67 GPs who work in group practices came in front of a GMC fitness to practise hearing in the past year.

    The NHS in England, Scotland, and Wales has 38 728 GPs in multiple practices and 1589 GPs working on their own …

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