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Ban lay press from GMC

I agree with what Dr Kevin Pearce said (Letters, June 9) about how a career can easily be disgraced by accusations before the GMC.

I was before the GMC recently. The fact I have had a 46-year blameless career meant nothing as they accepted a case for hearing that had been thrown out twice. Although I was totally vindicated, the lay press had a free hand to print the false allegations made against me.

The GMC should be hearing far fewer cases and the lay press should be banned from all such hearings.

Dr CHG Gould

Newtownabbey, Co Antrim

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