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I found the article about the oppression of Andrew Bargery by the GMC (News, June 4) most distressing.

The case examiners at the GMC could have sorted out this problem in about 10 minutes if they had:

·established the complaint related solely to the completion of an IB113 incapacity form

·acquainted themselves with the information on the back of every form Med 3, stating that the Department for Work and Pensions can seek information from a patient's doctor

·established there were no grounds for complaint whatsoever and told the patient very firmly to go away.

I do not know quite how the GMC expects to be able to fully explore cases where there are genuine concerns when it is wasting its time on nonsense like this.

I sincerely hope Dr Bargery is speaking to his lawyers about the possibility of taking action against the faceless morons who put him through what was clearly a very distressing experience.

Dr AM Gath

Shelton, Stoke on Trent

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