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GMC launches internal review of suicides among doctors facing fitness-to-practise investigations


When huge amounts of money are at stake, like £90 million per year collected by compulsion from doctors, the GMC will use all the devices it can to show the public and the doctors by using media effectively. Daily mail headlines,Channel4 documentaries create as much fear and loathing among the public of the 'alien' / 'dangerous' /'pervert' doctor who need GMC to weed out. We have the criminal courts for to deal with them. Atleast they get proper legal defence there. At GMC hearings half of the doctors do not have aid does not cover. no legal funds or charities do the work. Legal fees amount to 60k to 100k for a four week FTP hearing. Remember, the FTP hearing happens after so many Interim hearings, where 'wild ' or 'vague' allegations are used to suspend your registration without making a finding. Each IOP legal cost will be 2.5k . This in top of your loss of employment, career destruction, loss of public standing, Tabloid demonization, peers turning against you and all the rest. Is this what the public really like to do to doctors? NO. GMC and the media want us to believe this is all nec essary for 'patient safety' What about managers and medical managers who are involved in all sorts of scandals ? Well they are immune.

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02 Oct 2013

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