Letters GMC and vulnerable doctors

Doctors should be tried by a UK criminal court, not by the GMC

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6752 (Published 12 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6752
  1. Christoph C Lees, consultant in fetal-maternal medicine and obstetrics1
  1. 1NHS Teaching Hospital, London, UK
  1. christoph.lees{at}btinternet.com

The General Medical Council’s belated realisation that its processes may be too “blunt” is little comfort to those whose lives it has unjustly wrecked.1

Since being the subject of a complaint 15 years ago—of which no charges were proved—I have mentored and provided testimonials for around a dozen doctors referred for health and fitness to practise proceedings. Several …

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