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Seven in 10 complaints reviewed under new GMC scheme are thrown out

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 19 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5879
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The General Medical Council carried out over 700 fewer fitness to practise investigations into complaints about doctors over the past two years, following a change to its processes.

The regulator investigated 18% of the complaints it received in 2016 (1436 out of 8197), compared with 31% in 2014 (2726 out of 8851).1

In its State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK …

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