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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AN A&E doctor has been struck off the medical register after thrusting his crotch against two female colleagues' legs and 'hugging' them inappropriately.
An A&E doctor has been struck off the medical register after thrusting his crotch against two women colleagues' legs and 'hugging' them inappropriately.
However, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester found him guilty of the charges in June and at a further hearing this week he was struck off the medical register.
And the surgeons who performed these drastic procedures on a vulnerable young woman should have their own backsides kicked off every medical register in the world.
A DODGY doctor yesterday lost his case against a decision to kick him off the medical register.
29 lakh doctors registered in the Indian Medical Register.
has had his named removed from the medical register.
Dr Adam Osborne was struck off the medical register after the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) ruled that his fitness to practise was impaired by reason of misconduct.
Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies has urged doctors, nurses and paramedics to contact the UK International Emergency Medical Register.
Medical Council of India (MCI) and the appropriate State Medical Councils have been empowered to take disciplinary action under these regulations which may include removal altogether or for a specified period from the Medical Register the name of the delinquent registered practitioner.
A FORMER Army doctor's career lay in ruins yesterday after he was struck off the medical register over the death of Iraqi detainee Baha Mousa.
But under radical plans which came into force yesterday, doctors will be assessed to see if they are fit to stay on the medical register.

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