Letters “Fitness to practise” process

Competing GMC interests

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2888 (Published 17 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2888
  1. Rohen Kapur, psychiatrist1,
  2. Liz Miller, occupational health physician2
  1. 1London N22 5HA
  2. 2London SW6 4PH
  1. liz{at}lizmiller.co.uk

General Medical Council “fitness to practise” procedures of high impact result in the deaths of 9-15 doctors a year before a substantive hearing, and an unknown number of deaths after sanctions.1 2 Divorce, unemployment, and homelessness are second order effects commonly associated with years of fitness to practise proceedings. …

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