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More doctors criticise the GMC

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 17 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1626
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Two more groups of doctors have expressed their frustration with the General Medical Council and passed votes of no confidence in the council “as presently constituted and functioning.”

    The conference of public health and community health doctors and the Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) were following the stand taken by senior hospital doctors at their conference (10 June, p 1557). The former passed the motion overwhelmingly and the second unanimously.

    As at the hospitals conference, criticism was expressed at both meetings over the long delays in dealing with cases, the mishandled elections, the poor public relations, and the handling of what speakers called the scandals, such as the case of the paediatric heart surgeons …

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