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Doctors concerned with the activity of the GMC, may be interested to
review the report of the Health Review Group. This is currently open for
consultation for a period of 6 weeks ending 12th September.
This report raises a number of fundamental concerns;
failure to locate any objective research to support its conclusions;
failure to allow a doctor to provide independent medical reports of their
condition, instead relying entirely on GMC psychiatric reports; direct
workplace reporting to the GMC without consulting the doctor involved;
lack of reference to the Disability Discrimination Act
Copies may be obtained from the GMC directly or from myself - please email
me, with your address at email@example.com then send your
comments to the GMC.
Dr Lizzie Miller
Secretary Doctors Support Network
Doctors Support Line 0780 765 0 001
Secretary Doctors' Support Network