The GMC: expediency before principleBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7485.253 (Published 27 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:253
Are doctors failing or is the system?
- Mark I Burgin (firstname.lastname@example.org), general practitioner
- Rotherham Road Medical Centre, Barnsley S71 1UT
EDITOR—The GMC suggests that its job is guiding doctors,1 but when I wrote for guidance on reasonable practice I was told that it could not offer guidance on specific areas as consensus was too difficult to obtain. I instead had to contact a medical defence organisation for advice.
I was concerned that the GMC had lost its way. A lawyer friend described …