Erasures and suspensions from the General Medical Council

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299206
Title:
Erasures and suspensions from the General Medical Council
Authors:
Murphy, JFA
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299206
Abstract:
The patterns of erasure and suspension in the UK (GMC) have recently been analysed 1. The findings are of interest to all practising doctors. It would appear that certain groups of doctors are more likely to be subject to the Councilâ s scrutiny than others. A total of 790 doctors (0.35%) are either erased or suspended. In terms of gender 86% are men and 14% are women, men are 4 times more likely to be affected. Hospital specialists are only half as likely to be brought before the GMC when compared with GPs. Non-UK graduates have rates twice that of UK-graduates. Another important demographic finding is the length of time since qualification, the longer the time the greater the likelihood. The proportion with suspension or erasure for those qualified before 1985 is 0.4%, for those qualified 1995-2005 it is 0.23% and for those qualified after 2005 it is 0.09%. Doctors are 4 times more likely to face disciplinary problems after being qualified over 25 years. This may reflect increased levels of responsibility, large patient workloads, less time for their own professional development and failure to keep up to date.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
PREGNANCY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, JFAen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-20T09:42:11Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-20T09:42:11Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/299206-
dc.description.abstractThe patterns of erasure and suspension in the UK (GMC) have recently been analysed 1. The findings are of interest to all practising doctors. It would appear that certain groups of doctors are more likely to be subject to the Councilâ s scrutiny than others. A total of 790 doctors (0.35%) are either erased or suspended. In terms of gender 86% are men and 14% are women, men are 4 times more likely to be affected. Hospital specialists are only half as likely to be brought before the GMC when compared with GPs. Non-UK graduates have rates twice that of UK-graduates. Another important demographic finding is the length of time since qualification, the longer the time the greater the likelihood. The proportion with suspension or erasure for those qualified before 1985 is 0.4%, for those qualified 1995-2005 it is 0.23% and for those qualified after 2005 it is 0.09%. Doctors are 4 times more likely to face disciplinary problems after being qualified over 25 years. This may reflect increased levels of responsibility, large patient workloads, less time for their own professional development and failure to keep up to date.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen_GB
dc.titleErasures and suspensions from the General Medical Councilen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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