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Fitness-to-practise investigations make sick doctors sicker


Thank you for publishing this enlightening and insightful report into the behaviour and impact of the GMC. One way of many ways forward is for the GMC to hand over its management of sick doctors to Occupational Health, rather than subjecting them to a process that involves their defence body, solicitors and barristers. Occupational Health is well used to managing ill health in safety critical professions, including pilots and train drivers. It certainly does not have the morality and morbidity that the GMC does, with a 114 doctors dying over the last nine years. It is a simple and inexpensive and essential change and could be implemented today .

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17 Jan 2015

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