GMC struck off twice as many doctors in 2009 as in previous year

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 24 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2783
  1. Neil Chanchlani
  1. 1BMJ

    The number of doctors who were struck off the medical register doubled between 2008 and 2009, annual statistics from the General Medical Council show.

    A total of 85 doctors were struck off, compared with 42 in the previous year, the figures reveal. The number of fitness to practise panel hearings also went up by 32%, from 204 to 270. On top of the 85 doctors struck off last year, a further 77 were suspended.

    Paul Philip, deputy chief executive and director of standards and fitness to practise, said the …

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