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The GMC: expediency before principle

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 27 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:254

Summary of responses

  1. Birte Twisselmann, technical editor
  1. BMJ

EDITOR—The three articles discussing the forensic examination of the General Medical Council conducted by Dame Janet Smith as part of her inquiry into the issues arising from the case of general practitioner Harold Shipman sparked considerable controversy.13

Most respondents focused on the GMC rather than the report, although some took issue with the suggestion of having more medical members appointed than elected to the council. Another worry was that the …

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