Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The GMC and Doctors

I think it fair to say that the 'Jobbing Doctor' has been pretty scathing about the General Medical Council in the past. With a lot of justification, as they combined a unique combination of not acting well enough when doctors are guilty of professional misconduct, and being intensely bureaucratic when clear action is needed. Ignoring great problems, and pursuing pettyfogging ones. Hanging many doctors out to dry, particularly those from the Indian subcontinent.


The GMC used to be a council of one's peers, whom you could vote in (and out) at regular elections, and they set the barriers to professionalism reasonably high.

One of the greatest sins of a doctor when I qualified is advertising/soliciting for work - this was one of the "Big 3" sins - which were advertising, adultery and addiction/alcohol.

Well, preventing advertising did not fit in with the great new world of Thatcherite markets in services, and was duly dropped (doubtless under pressure from the Government), and is now - frankly - encouraged.

The GMC then became an organisation of appointment, by the Government. Those invited to sit on it were often servile lackeys, time-expired has-beens, those in wait for an honour of some sort, and not those whom Jobbing Doctors could admire and respect: it has been run by an ex-journalist for the last few years.

One of the more pleasant letters I wrote was one to the GMC saying that I was relinquishing my registration voluntarily (without a stain on my character) and telling them what I thought of them. They didn't reply to my letter.

Now they are entering the current fray, firmly on the side of Jeremy Hunt and the Government, implying that Junior Doctors would be wrong to withdraw their labour for 2 days next week. This is a nakedly political decision, heavily influenced by the Department of Health [the worst Department in Whitehall], under the direction of the people who are in the process of wrecking our National Health Service.

They are a disgrace.

26 comments:

The Angry Medic said...

I used to look up at the GMC as our knight in shining Armani, defender of high clinical standards etc etc. Then MTAS happened, and I remember all too well when the GMC stood by their Whitehall masters.

I have never trusted them ever since, and now it looks like I had good reason.

Healthy said...

I wonder why they didn't reply lol

Anonymous said...

The NHS is crap

Patients given no buying power at all

Long waits in dirty rooms for staff that couldn't care less

Patients unable to exercise that simple choice of going to another provider left with take it or leave it care

GP practises allowed to get away with allsorts that no other business in this country would be, for example running business out of residential property with no customer parking ensuring that the neighbours have nightmare out of control parking situation (and life threatening road safety issues)

GP's that don't know the basics

And massive wide variations in the standard of care and approach from one part of the country to another, not driven by patient choice but by fashions amongst the unaccountable mandarins

Frankly its a complete and utter waste of money

And the nonsense constantly rammed down our throats by the state backed media turning it into a national religion is out of hand

The sooner we have some proper politicians prepared to call the NHS out for what it is a substandard failed experiment, and guide us to copy from the best of the rest of the world the better

As for junior docs, tough luck, if you don't like the contract don't sign it, just like in the real world outside the public sector

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