GPs question value of GMC membership

The GMC is facing financial meltdown as GPs question why they should pay £290 a year for it.

Last week's regulation White Paper on medical regulation contained proposals to strip the GMC of its medical majority and powers of adjudication. The council will be unelected and answerable to parliament.

GPC negotiator Dr Peter Holden described the situation as 'simply taxation without representation'.

He warned that it would be difficult for one or two doctors to refuse to pay, but 'if you get a mass disobedience it becomes the government's problem'.  

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