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GMC to introduce 'emotional resilience' training after finding 28 doctors under investigation committed suicide

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@9:06 am that in itself may be an indictment of the GMC process. Why should those who have been referred wrongly or those who have become suicidal while under GMC investigation fear repercussions for speaking the truth? When doctor victims are too fearful to speak, how do we change the system? Thank you John Glasspool for reading. When innocent doctors are put in a situation where they have no control over the outcome or length of a GMC ix, they may take that frustration and anger out on themselves. I commend the GMC for introducing this new system of triaging complaints with no evidence so that malicious complaints may be closed without putting a doctor through hell for several months. It is one way forward. Another would be legislature that insists any doctor paying a medical defence org must be offered medicolegal assistance with GMC complaints. There should NOT be a discretionary clause. Hospital doctors are protected by crown indemnity but GPs not. And any doctor who contacts the GMC case officer at risk of self harm or mental illness due to the protracted length of inital investigation, should have their case pulled and placed in a priority urgent pile for the case examiner. Chicken or the egg. Many sane doctors become depressed because of the GMC process. And at FTP, all doctors should be given a lawyer, even if the GMC has to pay for one themselves!

Posted date

19 Dec 2014

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9:24am

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