Seven in 10 complaints reviewed under new GMC scheme are thrown outBMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5879 (Published 19 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5879
- Abi Rimmer
- 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 …