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The GMC: expediency before principle

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 27 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:253

Doctors and patients have shared interests

  1. Anita M Houghton (, careers counsellor and coach
  1. London SE3 0QR

EDITOR—Smith and Dyer wrote concise and lucid expositions of the latest report on the GMC.1 2 Although it is crucial that the public is happy with the way that the profession regulates itself, I am troubled by the assumption in the conclusions of the report that protecting the …

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