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No evidence of racism in GMC complaints procedures

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 15 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:136
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Health authorities, NHS trusts, and other public bodies, including the police, in the United Kingdom refer proportionately more doctors who qualified overseas than in the UK to the General Medical Council, says a report from the Policy Studies Institute (PSI).

    The report, a summary of which was considered by the council this week, says that this finding partly explains why doctors who qualified overseas are overrepresented in the GMC's fitness to practise procedures.

    The PSI found no evidence of any overt or covert racial discrimination in the GMC, but …

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