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Parliamentary petition calls for doctors to stop paying for GMC

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IS THIS WRITTEN BY THE GMC .. WELL THEY WOULD SAY THAT WOULDN'T THEY?? Government responded: The GMC sets standards for doctors, provides support to achieve them (?? WHAT SUPPORT??) and takes action when they are not met. It is right that the cost of regulation is met by those professionals who are regulated. (SAYS WHO .. WHO JUDGES IT RIGHT??) The GMC is an independent organisation that regulates doctors in the UK, helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice across the UK. WITHOUT GOVERNMENT LAW NECESSITATING MEMBERSHIP IT WOULD DIE AS A PRIVATE ORGANISATION AS IT IS SUPPORTED BY GOVRNMENT LAW .. IT IS NOT INDEPENDENT In doing so the GMC: • decides which doctors are qualified to work in the UK and oversees UK medical education and training; (IT CHARGES MONEY TO FOREIGN DOCTORS FOR PLAB TESTS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THERE ARE ANY JOB OPPORTUNITIES HERE ) • sets the standards that doctors need to follow, and make sure that they continue to meet these standards throughout their careers; THE BMA AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ARE CAPABLE OF DOING THIS FOR THEMSELVES THANKYOU • Takes action to prevent a doctor from putting the safety of patients, or the public's confidence in doctors, at risk. REGARDLESS OF RIGHT OR WRONG HEADS MUST BE SEEN TO FALL HENCE BAWA GARBA.... ORGANISATIONS AND MINISTERS WILL NEVER BE HELD TO ACCOUNT Doctors must pay a fee to register with the General Medical Council and an annual retention fee to remain on the register in order to practise as a doctor in the UK. The standard fee to join or remain on the register is £425, though this is reducing to £390 from 1 April 2018. (SO THE GOVERNMENT IS AWARE OF THE COSTS AND LEGALLY ENFORCED MONOPOLY) Managing Public Money allows certain public goods and services to be financed by charges rather than from general taxation: this includes registration by statutory regulators, such as the GMC. (WHAT HAS MANAGING PUBLIC MONIES GOT TO DO WITH IT HAVING TO BE PAID BY PROFESSIONALS OR FORCING IT TO BE POAID IN THAT WAY??) Department of Health and Social Care Click this link to view the response online: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/211232?reveal_response=yes The Petitions Committee will take a look at this petition and its response. They can press the government for action and gather evidence. If this petition reaches 100,000 signatures, the Committee will consider it for a debate. The Committee is made up of 11 MPs, from political parties in government and in opposition. It is entirely independent of the Government. Find out more about the Committee: https://petition.parliament.uk/help#petitions-committee Thanks, The Petitions team UK Government and Parliament DEMOCRACY IS A FARCE

Posted date

22 Feb 2018

Posted time

5:01pm

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