General Medical Council. A clear case of....

Allen, I. 2000. General Medical Council. A clear case of.... Health Service Journal. 110 (5725), pp. 32-33.

TitleGeneral Medical Council. A clear case of....
TypeJournal article
AuthorsAllen, I.
Abstract

A review of how the GMC handles complaints against doctors found shortcomings in consistency and transparency of decision-making. The lack of a common definition of what constitutes serious professional misconduct is a major problem. The review found no evidence of discrimination or racial bias in complaints handling. Protocols should be developed for dealing with complaints alleging poor treatment, which account for some 70 per cent of complaints received by the GMC. The whole process of complaints handling should be subject to continual audit, and written records should be kept of all decisions taken.

JournalHealth Service Journal
Journal citation110 (5725), pp. 32-33
ISSN0952-2271
Year2000
PublisherEmap
PubMed ID11185343
Publication dates
Published05 Oct 2000

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