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Suspended doctors are to be offered a quicker route back to work

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 12 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:773
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. London

    Doctors in the United Kingdom who have been suspended or assessed because of concerns about their performance are to be offered a quicker and more effective route back to work.

    Unveiling the new national framework for restoring doctors to safe practice, Alastair Scotland, director of the National Clinical Assessment Service, predicted that up to two thirds of those affected could return to work with the right support. The service, the UK body that helps NHS trusts manage doctors' performance, was set up in 2004 (BMJ 2005;331:799).

    The report, which also applies to dentists, is the result of a three …

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