Letters Human rights and the GMC

Doctors should be protected by the Human Rights Act too

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1549 (Published 19 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1549
  1. Thomas Lemon, medical student1
  1. 1School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cochrane Building, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK
  1. lemonti{at}cf.ac.uk

Public perception of the medical profession is important.1 Occasionally this is jeopardised through misconduct that leads to possible cautions or convictions. The General Medical Council typically discovers misconduct through self declaration, patient concern, and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.2

In early 2013, the European Court declared that the UK wasn’t operating within the confines of the Human Rights …

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