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Medical leaders call for swift action to remove GMC’s power to appeal tribunal decisions

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: (Published 06 April 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n903
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Thirteen leading healthcare organisations, including the BMA and five royal colleges, are calling on the UK government to act to remove the General Medical Council’s power to appeal against decisions by medical practitioners’ tribunals.

The government agreed in 2018 that the power, which duplicates similar powers held by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), should be scrapped.1 Its abolition is included in draft legislation to reform the way healthcare professionals …

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