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GMC in the spotlight

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 14 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2594
  1. Fiona Godlee, editor in chief
  1. The BMJ
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The GMC is under fire. An ongoing inquest into the death of a trainee anaesthetist has heard allegations of failings in the GMC’s handling of his case, involving drug misuse. And a major review, which concluded this week, has exposed the damaging extent of fear and mistrust with which doctors view their regulator.

Clare Dyer reports on the tragic story of Julien Warshafsky (doi:10.1136/bmj.k2564), in which the GMC failed to order sufficient tests to monitor his fentanyl use and appointed to supervise him a psychiatrist who was not a specialist in …

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