(PRWEB) January 24, 2006
A highly controversial group of Mistreated Medical Doctors in the United Kingdom (UK) have publicly prescribed their very own bitter prescription for their Statutory Professional Regulator ,the General Medical Council (GMC), to legally swallow : Urgent Proscription and Total Abolition.
The non-defamatory blog titled "Abolish the General Medical Council (GMC)" bluntly describes itself as : "An ethical blog for those who publicly feel that the General Medical Council (GMC) should be Statutorily Abolished in favour of a Medical Licensing Commission (MLC) to solely register and revalidate Doctors who practise Conventional Medicine in the UK".
The rather well-presented Blog also goes further to additionally recommend that : "The GMC/MLC hands all disciplinary functions over to an Independent Clinical Tribunal (ICT) in keeping with the EU Convention on Human Rights ; to avoid (both) Institutional Bias and Multiple Jeopardy".
Subject to relatively modest bandwidth conditions , the "Abolish the General Medical Council (GMC)" blog is currently located at the following URL : http://www.abolishthegmc.blogspot.com
To gather massive support their cause, the No-Nonsense Doctors also aim to organize a string of Peaceful Public Marches throughout the United Kingdom , sometime before the end of 2007 . . . assuming that the General Medical Council (GMC) has still not been fully abolished by then.
Contributions from the general public are very welcome at the Blog Site ; provided that they are evidence-based ,profoundly constructive and non defamatory.
*The following is an unedited Excerpt from the Blog ,which makes highly dramatic reading indeed :
"Anyone who has been lucky enough to survive exceedingly woeful practices at the 'Infallible' General Medical Council (GMC) of the United Kingdom (UK) , would publicly agree that almost any additional form of supervison of the GMC would be an exceedingly welcome intervention indeed.
However, there must be some sort of balance which is fair to all parties concerned...most especially Patients, Regulators and Doctors.
It is therefore our candid view that the GMC should fully disband it's 'Fitness To Practise (FTP) Directorate' altogether ; and concentrate solely on the Registration and Revalidation of the 200,000 Medical Doctors who currently bankroll it's graceful life of luxury.
We also humbly propose a much less misleading name for such a new body : Medical Licensing Commission (MLC).
With this outrageously simple strategy , all disciplinary and performance matters would henceforth be tackled jointly by the Local NHS Trusts, the National Clinical Assessment Authority (NCAA) and an accredited group of Firebrand Compensation Attorneys . . . under the very watchful eyes of an Independent Clinical Tribunal (ICT).
Once Licensed, the GMC should only be able to suspend (or remove) a Doctor from it's Register on the orders of a Serving Appeal Court Judge ; one of whom should ideally Chair the ICT.
In this proposal , the wronged patients would get adequately compensated, the GMC's expenditure would be dramatically reduced , while Doctors would ultimately end up paying considerably less for their Medical Practising Licenses.
The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) would then take it's rightful place as 'GMC Regulator', and all of the highly indignified legal squabbling between the CHRE and the GMC will amicably be reduced to a very bare minimum.
The Director of the CHRE could then warmly spend more of his precious time 'Protecting The Public' by actually regulating the Administrators of the GMC (especially the GMC's 'Permanent CHRE Representative')...instead of daintily clobbering Poor Medical Doctors into Wasteful Professional Oblivion.
A similar strategy could also equally apply to all of the many other Health Professions too.
The Official Wikipedia Citation for their contribution to the Noble History of the GMC comes with it’s own dedicated permanent URL; to ensure that the record still stands, (even if it is updated by another party) , and neatly reads as follows:
Page Name: General Medical Council
Author: Wikipedia Contributors
Publisher: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
Date of Last Revision: 21 January 2006 16:45 UTC
Date Retrieved: 21 January 2006 16:57 UTC
Primary Contributors: View the list
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