General Medical Council

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A public body with statutory underpinnings that maintains the official register of medical practitioners in the UK

The General Medical Council (GMC) is a UK public body that maintains the official register of medical practitioners within the United Kingdom. Its chief responsibility is ‘to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public’ by controlling entry to the register, and suspending or removing members when it considers this to be necessary. It also sets the standards for medical schools in the UK. Membership of the register confers substantial privileges, and it is a criminal offence to make a false claim of membership. The GMC is supported by fees paid by its members, and it became a registered charity in 2001. The primary legislation devolving powers to the GMC is the Medical Act 1983 [1]

 

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Document:Dr Waney Squier - Medical Mafia Victimarticle21 March 2016Christina EnglandCommentary on the decision of the UK General Medical Council to terminate Dr Squier's medical career over her 'expert witness' evidence in a number of criminal legal proceedings involving alleged 'Shaken baby syndrome' - An example of the 'Medical Mafia' enforcing its dogma


References

  1. The Medical Act 1983 - Consolidated version with amendments


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