Should doctors face strict sanctions?

Doctors who make mistakes could face tougher penalties The General Medical Council (GMC) is considering imposing harsher sanctions against doctors who make mistakes when treating their patients. New plans could even force medics to apologise if they have previously refused to do so, with the medical regulator also wanting to be able to restrict the […]

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Complaints against doctors double

Social media blamed for increase in medical complaints A report commissioned by the General Medical Council believes the influence of social media and negative press coverage is encouraging more patients to issue complaints against their doctors. The research team from Plymouth University found that despite no evidence of falling standards within the profession, the number of complaints […]

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