Doctor leaders will hold a vote of no confidence in the GMC during the BMA’s annual representative meeting next month.

Pulse reported that the agenda motion also calls for improved access to mental wellbeing support during regulatory investigations, citing the GMC’s own report on deaths during investigations which found that 29 doctors died while under GMC investigation or monitoring over a three-year period since January 2018. 

It says that ‘too many’ Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) fitness-to-practise (FTP) decisions are ‘disproportionate to the error of the doctors mistake’ and calls for representatives to express ‘no confidence’ in the current MPTS.

The union’s representatives will vote on a motion calling for the leadership of the GMC ‘to be dismissed’ and replaced with a team that ‘commands the confidence and support of the medical profession’.

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