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Engaging with GMC process reduces severity of sanctions, study suggests

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 04 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6827
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Doctors’ age, race, sex, or country of qualification play no role in deciding the seriousness of penalties imposed by medical practitioner tribunals, a study commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC) has concluded.1

The strongest factor in determining whether doctors are struck off or suspended, or whether they receive some lesser sanction instead, is the extent to which they engage in the process, …

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