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BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 02 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5921

GMC is to examine deaths of doctors facing investigation: The General Medical Council is to review whether it provides appropriate support to doctors being investigated over their fitness to practise, after a freedom of information request from the campaign group Doctors4Justice found that 96 doctors have died since 2004 while waiting for their cases to be heard. GMC data on numbers of cases referred for investigation indicate that this number is disproportionate to overall death rates. It is not clear how many of the deaths involved suicide.

English cancer drugs fund is extended to 2016: The government has extended the cancer drugs …

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