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Doctors' faith in the GMC falls, while the public's rises

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 25 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1232
  1. Madeleine Brettingham
  1. London

    Doctors' trust in the UK General Medical Council is falling, while public confidence in medical regulation is at its highest point in years, says a new survey that shows a shift in the GMC's public profile.

    A year ago, 39% of doctors and about one half of patients lacked confidence in the way that medicine was regulated. In 2006, two thirds of patients say that they are happy with the system whereas nearly one half of doctors have lost trust in it. The poll was of more than 400 doctors and almost 1000 members of the public.

    The GMC's latest …

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