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RCGP calls on GMC to introduce mandatory and public declaration of interests register

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 26 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6695
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The Royal College of General Practitioners will call on the General Medical Council to ensure that all doctors registered in the UK have declared their conflicts of interests, as part of a mandatory scheme.

The move comes after the college council “overwhelmingly” passed a motion on 23 November, which said that declaring interests must be a condition of registering with the GMC, that declarations must be reviewed “at least annually,” and must be held on a publicly available register.1

The council said that it believes that all healthcare professionals should make similar declarations of interest, and any associated …

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