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GMC relaxes length of time sanctions will appear on doctors’ records

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 21 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2295
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Doctors who are struck off or suspended from the UK medical register will no longer have the sanction permanently on their online record, under a package of reforms aimed at making the system more proportionate.1

From early 2017 information about decisions to strike a doctor off will be removed from the General Medical Council’s (GMC) online register after 10 years. The 10 year period will also apply to conditions placed on a doctor’s registration and to suspensions …

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