Letters Suicide while under GMC investigation

Need for independent body to consider deaths of all doctors under investigation

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h275 (Published 20 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h275
  1. Christoph Lees, consultant in obstetrics and fetal-maternal medicine1
  1. 1London W14 9QS, UK
  1. christoph.lees{at}btinternet.com

The long awaited General Medical Council report into suicides just scratches the surface of deaths and severe morbidity while under investigation.1 2 From 114 deaths reported, 28 were considered, and these only when fitness to practise investigations were “open” and “disclosed”—terms that were …

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