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RCGP is cleared of ethnic discrimination in clinical skills assessment

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 11 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2753
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A High Court judge has ruled that the clinical skills assessment required to become a GP in the United Kingdom does not unlawfully discriminate against ethnic minority candidates.

The ruling is a blow for the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO), which brought a legal challenge against the Royal College of General Practitioners and the General Medical Council over the assessment.1

But Mr Justice Mitting said that the association had won “if not a legal victory, then a moral success” and called on the college to act over the disparity in success rates between white UK graduates and those from …

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