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High Court brings GMC into legal action over RCGP membership exam

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6358 (Published 21 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6358
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The General Medical Council has been brought into the legal battle over the Royal College of General Practitioners’ membership exam and its varying pass rates among different ethnic groups.

A High Court judge ruled on 18 October that the GMC should be a respondent along with the college in a judicial review application by the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.

Mrs Justice Patterson decided that there was an “arguable” case—the threshold for …

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