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GMC sets aside additional £5m to cover increase in fitness to practise cases


Many doctors have to defend themselves after let down by the Defence bodies. In one meeting, where I asked the reason why the defence bodies are routinely rejecting support for the doctors in GMC hearings, the medicolegal adviser from the defence body said :-we have to do it for saving money of the organisation when doctors have criminal issues. another organisation refuses help for 'personal misconduct' in employer matters. One org refuses help when the complaint on the doctor comes from another doctor!!! So all have their own small prints, and finally the doctors are falling between the stools. in some cases upto forty percent of doctors have no legal help. GMC is not interested in funding these people's expenses even though the GMC genorously pays everyone working for them , half of the doctors subscription £45 million is pocketed by the legal industry. What a good deal for doctors.

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09 May 2013

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