Medical council shake up gets under way

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 15 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:567
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The names of candidates for the General Medical Council's imminent elections were announced this week.

    The newly constituted council will be reduced from 104 to 35 members in an effort to speed up decision making, but the proportion of lay members will increase.

    All doctors currently registered with a UK address will receive ballot papers by mail. For the first time, doctors will be able to vote over the internet. The ballot opens on 28 March and closes …

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