Fairness and the GMC: doctors' views

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Bridges, Sally; Ahmed, Hashim; Fuller, Elizabeth
Publisher
NatCen Social Research
Date of publication
3 March 2014
Subject(s)
Health Services
Corporate subject(s)
General Medical Council (Great Britain)
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The General Medical Council (GMC) commissioned this research into doctors’ perceptions of the GMC. Results showed that the majority of doctors were confident in way the GMC regulates doctors (79%) and the way the GMC protects the health and safety of the public (85%). Levels of confidence in the GMC varied by ethnicity and place of qualification. BME doctors had greater confidence in the GMC than White doctors and non-UK qualified doctors had greater confidence than UK qualified doctors.