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​GMC may consider anonymous FTP investigations to avoid racial bias


The problem is that BME doctors are not the same as locally-raised white doctors in so many ways ! Not only are they more likely to be referred to the GMC, but they are also more likely to have been educated abroad (not all of them), speak a foreign language (probably worst if it is american english!), have different cultural background (not all of them), have communication difficulties (language, grammar, colloquialisms), and have foreign training, which may be EQUIVALENT to British training, but it is NOT the SAME, and they may slip up over unfamiliarity with British and NHS ways of doing things! A paper bag over the head will not camouflage their accent, words, language abilities (non-medical language is very important), or understanding of Med3s for example! Nor GMC hearing procedures.

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01 Aug 2018

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