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'GMC processes may add to the distress and risk doctors face'

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What about investigation by the GMC just because of major depression, without even any complaint or concern at all ? This happened to me when I declared a mental health problem and the GMC investigated as if there had been a complaint when they knew I was already struggling with depression (and not working)! When two of their psychiatrists disagreed in their reports, my case was referred to the Fitness to Practise Panel. Of course this considerably added to my stress and a decline in my mental health. I was even advised by a doctor at the Doctors' Support Service that I needed legal representation? Why? I hadn't done anything! Prior to the FTP panel I withdrew my application to restore my name to the register ( I had taken voluntary erasure when I emigrated to Canada). But for the care of my doctors,psychiatrist, support services (not the Doctors' Support Service suggested by the GMC-they were unhelpful) and hospital admissions my name would probably have been added to the 28 doctors who sadly died by suicide.

Posted date

13 Jan 2016

Posted time

2:07pm

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