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UK government wants GMC to be given stronger powers

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 01 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:890
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The UK government has set out radical proposals which will give the General Medical Council greater power to protect patients from dangerous doctors. The proposals are based largely on plans developed by the GMC, which has welcomed the government's consultation document.

    The document proposes widening the GMC's powers so that it can impose an interim suspension on a doctor. These suspensions would apply incases in which a doctor is arrested on suspicion of committing a serious crime or …

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