LMCs oppose GMC standard of proof change

LMC representatives backed a motion expressing great concern at the proposed change to the standard of proof in fitness-to-practise cases from criminal to civil standard. They also 'deeply' regretted the loss of professionally-led regulation.

A motion on revalidation supported a realistic process, not too demanding on GPs' time, with all groups of GPs being treated equally during the process, and revalidation linked to a rigorous appraisal system.

GP appraisal should be formative, with evidence-based changes and fully funded by new money.

A motion suggesting that the GMC no longer be funded by the profession was carried as a reference.

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