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

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Many years ago I was advised by an eminent person on the GMC to resign from registration with the GMC immediately when I retired: apparently there is a dangerous period for complaints to the GMC in the 6 months following retirement . These days, before accepting a request to be removed from the register, the GMC demands a letter from your last employer saying that there are no outstanding complaints. What would happen if I simply cancelled my direct debit? And is there any legal basis for the assertion by either CQC or the GMC that they are each able to prevent me retiring from medicine if I so decide?

Posted date

23 May 2015

Posted time

9:16am

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