RCGP is cleared of ethnic discrimination in clinical skills assessmentBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2753 (Published 11 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2753
- Clare Dyer
A High Court judge has ruled that the clinical skills assessment required to become a GP in the United Kingdom does not unlawfully discriminate against ethnic minority candidates.
The ruling is a blow for the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO), which brought a legal challenge against the Royal College of General Practitioners and the General Medical Council over the assessment.1
But Mr Justice Mitting said that the association had won “if not a legal victory, then a moral success” and called on the college to act over the disparity in success rates between white UK graduates and those from …