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GP leaders pass vote of no confidence in GMC

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 12 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1167
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

General practice leaders have passed a vote of no confidence in the General Medical Council (GMC) in light of the regulator’s actions in the Hadiza Bawa-Garba case.

A motion passed at the annual UK local medical committees conference in Liverpool also directed the BMA’s general practitioners committee to advise GPs to disengage from written reflection in appraisal and revalidation until adequate safeguards are in place.

In January the GMC successfully appealed to the High Court to have Bawa-Garba removed from the medical register, after the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service had decided not to strike her off when she was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter.1

Zoe Norris, chair of the BMA GP …

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