I back GP anonymity but see a GMC flaw
I am waiting to appear before the GMC for something that happened in January 2001. It is not the fault of the GMC that this case has gone on so long but obviously it is very stressful for me.
With reference to the request for doctors to remain anonymous until found guilty, I agree with this, but how would it affect the request made by the GMC for names of all employers and their notification of those employers of the details of the complaint?
Presumably the GMC would not agree to do this.
I found that in all cases where my appointment had been for many years I benefited from the sympathy and reassurance I was given, but in cases where my employer was less personal (for example, the city council) I gave in my notice before sending information to the GMC.
With reference to seeking new appointments, I am avoiding it at present because I do not want to tell everyone about this misfortune.
Fortunately I am nearly at retiring age
and am happy to remain in quasi-
retirement, but that is definitely not a
benefit to the NHS.