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Ethnic minority doctors more likely to face GMC

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 02 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:875
  1. L Dillner

    Doctors from ethnic minority groups in Britain are six times more likely than white colleagues to be brought before the conduct committee of the General Medical Council (GMC), according to research released last week by the Medical Practitioners' Union. Dr Sam Everington and Dr Aneez Esmail found that between 1982 and 1991 a total of 402 doctors had been brought before the committee, of whom nearly 60% were from ethnic minorities. Fewer than one in five doctors in Britain is from an ethnic minority.

    The authors, who studied data collected from the minutes of the committee's proceedings, …

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