Seminar Details


GMC Fitness to practise procedures - everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
Monday 18th October 2010
1 (12.45 for sandwiches) - 2pm
Seminar Room 1, PCPH, Upper 3rd Floor, Royal Free
Dr Will Coppola, Clinical Lecturer, Sub-Dean E-Learning, PCPH & GMC Fitness to practise panel chairman and panellist
Complaints about doctors are on the increase, and this is reflected in the numbers received by the GMC, which in 2009 exceeded 5000. While only 121 cases resulted in fitness to practice hearings, there has been a substantial upward trend year on year. This seminar will explore the GMC's fitness to practice procedures for doctors. It will include an explanation of the procedure from an original complaint to a fitness to practice hearing, and an outline of how hearings proceed, and the judgements and decision making that takes place. There will be an opportunity to consider some real complaints and their outcomes, together with an inside view of the procedures from the point of view of the doctor, the complainant and the panel. There will also be ample opportunity to ask questions and to debate topical issues relating to the GMC's handling of serious complaints, and their outcomes.
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