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Letters Current GMC powers

The GMC and doctors’ suicides

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 31 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7740
  1. Christoph Lees, consultant in obstetrics and fetal-maternal medicine1
  1. 1London W14 9QS, UK
  1. christoph.lees{at}

McCartney hit the nail on the head.1 I have mentored many doctors, both informally and formally, through General Medical Council and other disciplinary procedures. Many become severely damaged through the protracted investigative process. Most cases are eventually dropped or the charges not proved, but this does little to restore doctors to their normal …

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