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The GMC: expediency before principle

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 27 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:252

GMC reforms may damage the NHS

  1. John J Turner (, consultant physician
  1. University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool L9 7AL

EDITOR—In his editorial Smith doubts that the GMC can reform.1 This paves the way for more political overreaction to Dame Janet Smith's reports of the Shipman inquiry.

The desire to achieve a culture of strict regulation is resulting in the appointment to the GMC of lay members selected for their anti-doctor sentiment by …

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