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Complaints against doctors fell by 8% in 2017

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5217 (Published 07 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5217
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Complaints about doctors to the General Medical Council are falling and more cases are being resolved without a full investigation, the latest annual report from the regulator shows.1

Numbers of complaints were down 8% in 2017 (from 8228 in 2016 to 7541) and reduced by 13% over the five years from 2012 to 2017 (from 8664 to 7541). Referrals from employers went down by 46% (from 604 in 2012 to 328 in 2017) in part because of GMC work …

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