GMC urged to cut fee
A GP member of the GMC is calling on the council to cut its annual registration fee after it announced a surplus of almost £10 million in 2003.
The council is also forecasting a £6.4 million underspend this year. It raised fees from £170 to £290 in 2002.
Bolton GP Dr Krishna Korlipara said cutting fees would be a 'goodwill' gesture.
'Surpluses have been made because costs were fundamentally reviewed,' he said.
'We should show our goodwill by considering a reduction in fees for doctors in their first three to four years after registration.'
He added: 'We should also be looking at whether it is feasible to reduce fees by a small amount for all doctors.'