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GMC does not protect patients - inquiry

I would like a copy of the report rather than just The Independent story about the report. However, the independent story is worth reading.
Serious flaws in Britain's system for disciplining doctors have been uncovered by an independent inquiry that raises doubts about its fairness to doctors and its protection of patients.

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RP said…
There has never been any such thing as confidentiality for patients within the GMC. It should be noted that data is bandied around from Trusts to the GMC repeatedly. It has been done long before this report. There is a Information Commissioner decision on this issue in R Pal v GMC - where the GMC paraded patient data without their consent to courts, mediation etc. The permission of the patients or the court was not requested. This was in 2004.

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