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GMC speeds up disciplinary action against doctors

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 19 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:466
  1. Siän Knight
  1. BMJ

    The General Medical Council is seeking to reform its disciplinary procedures, following four years of internal discussions. Among the council's proposals are new powers to suspend doctors from the medical register during police investigations, and more assistance for patients who complain about doctors.

    The new proposals, which were announced last week by Sir Donald Irvine, the GMC's president, follow public criticism of the GMC in the wake of the …

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