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GPs 'practise in fear' due to GMC, LMCs say


Having just come out of a vexatious GMC referral, this is the wording. "person x has made a comlaint against you which we are going to investigate" "your revalidation, if is due has been put on hold" "you must discuss this with your appraiser". This is followed by a letter from the "poor performance team"! of your local area asking for details of all complaints (really, even the complaints which are totally nonsense) then long periods of waiting without any indication of what is going on. Then a letter from the lawyers saying their "our legal team have asked for an expert to comment on the care you have given to your patient". finally a letter to say "your care of the patient did not fall below that of a reasonably competent GP". no appology, nothing. this is after having done nothing wrong except for one person (who was not even present at any consultations) of wrong doing. its no wonder weaker or more stressed doctors commit suicide as you are made to feel like a criminal from the beginning and it is "guilty until proven innocent." letters and emails are harsh and impersonal. This needs to change. IMMEDIATLEY

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22 May 2015

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