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Second editorial on GMC is ironic

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 21 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1020
  1. Brian D Keighley, elected GMC member for Scotland (
  1. The Clinic, Buchanan Street, Balfron, Stirlingshire, G63 0TS

    EDITOR—Smith's second editorial on the General Medical Council in recent weeks was characteristically cogent and pointed but is ironic for various reasons.1 The first editorial on the subject was influential in raising questions about the continuing existence of the organisation and of the supposed unpopularity of its president.2 It is therefore perhaps not surprising that the BMA, at its annual representative meeting in July, should carry a motion expressing “no confidence” in the GMC, albeit surrounded …

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