General Medical Council


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General Medical Council (GMC)

the UK body that regulates doctors to protect patients. It has a Scottish affairs office called GMCScotland. The Council at the time of writing had 35 members: 19 doctors elected by the doctors on the register; 14 members of the public appointed by the Privy Council and 2 academics appointed by educational bodies - the universities and medical royal colleges. It has four main statutory functions: keeping the register of qualified medical practitioners; fostering good medical practice; promoting high standards of education; and prosecuting and punishing rogue doctors. It is its prosecution function that is best known. There is an appeal to the Privy Council.
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The General Medical Council took action against several Warwickshire GPs last year.
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The NSPCC urged the General Medical Council to follow their guidance "that no doctor registered as a sex offender should have unrestricted registration".
He was struck off by the General Medical Council last July.
The GMC is currently implementing the most comprehensive and wide-ranging reform of medical regulation since it was established in 1858, and Siebel Public Sector is playing a key role in that process," said Dave Anson, Head of Information Systems, General Medical Council.
Around 1,300 foreign physicians are licensed each year by the General Medical Council after passing an exam which assesses clinical and language skills.
The General Medical Council even had the chance to revoke his licence in the UK in 2004 after finding him guilty of misconduct for concealing his disciplinary record.
Parag Bhatt faces being struck off by the General Medical Council on charges of serious misconduct after it was revealed that he fondled the breasts of six patients and groped others over a five-month period while working as a GP in Rotherham.
A General Medical Council committee is investigating consultant physician Ali Khaleeli's conduct.
He was the first patient of the day and his medical notes made it "perfectly clear" what the operation should be Dr Al Hourani was found guilty of misconduct by a General Medical Council (GMC) fitness to practise panel in his absence after he returned to his homeland of Jordan and refused to engage in the proceedings.
Dr Andrew Wakefield, pictured, was to hear from experts at the General Medical Council (GMC), which has been investigating allegations of serious professional misconduct.
A Birmingham doctor accused of falsely claiming a wage for his wife as his practice manager has been cleared of all allegations in a misconduct hearing by the General Medical Council.

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