Letters GMC fitness to practise panels

Justice for all

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2651 (Published 18 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2651
  1. Oliver Dearlove, consultant anaesthetist1
  1. 1Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester M13 9WL
  1. o.dearlove{at}man.ac.uk

    Why did the General Medical Council have to be forced to disclose documents about its handling of a case involving a lay panel member banned from hearing professional conduct cases after failing to disclose links with scientology?1 This secrecy and reluctance does the GMC no favours. And why are lay panellists treated differently from the doctors they sit …

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