GMC still seen as “doctors' club” despite reforms

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:639
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    The regulatory body for UK doctors, the General Medical Council, has done much to modernise itself and implement reform, but it is still seen as something of a “doctors' club” and is overly bureaucratic, the results of a small survey show.

    The survey was carried out by independent consultants for the GMC in a bid to find out how the council is currently viewed by doctors, patients, government, and other bodies.

    The results, which are based on detailed interviews with 37 people, show that the respondents felt …

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