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Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Regulation of the Medical Profession

Author: Merrison, A. W. Dr.

Publication Year: 1975


Appointment and terms of reference
Our manner of working and reporting

Chapter 1: Main principles and problems of regulating the medical profession

Chapter 2: Education and registration
Part A: Education and registration
Part B: The existing system of medical registration and control of education
Part C: What is to be done?
Part D: General aspects of the control of medical education
Part E: The Future Control of Undergraduate Medical Education
Part F: The Emerging Clinician, from Graduate to practitioner
Part G: Specialist Education
Part H: Specialist Registration
Part J: Miscellaneous
Part K: Conclusions and recommendations

Chapter 3: Overseas Doctors
Part A: The nature and scale of the problem
Part B: The present arrangements
Part C: The standards of overseas Doctors
Part D: Our General View
Part E: The GMC's Proposals
Part F: Fitness to Practice controls overseas-trained doctors
Part G: The European Economic Community
Part H: Conclusions and Recommendations

Chapter 4: Fitness to practice
Part A: The present system of controlling fitness to practice
Part B: Our general approach
Part C: Information on fitness to practice
Part D: Professional Conduct
Part E: The Sick Doctor
Part F: The relationship between the NHS and the GMC in relation to fitness to practice
Part G: Conclusions and recommendations

Chapter 5: Other functions of the GMC
Part A: The establishment of high standards of professional conduct
Part B: Pretending to be a registered medical practitioner
Part C: The Mechanics of registration
Part D: Our principal recommendations in Chapter 5

Chapter 6: The Regulating Body
Part A: Basic principles of composition
Part B: Our detailed structural proposals
Part C: The finance of the GMC
Part D: Conclusions and recommendations

The Implementation of our report
Part A: NHS Control procedures
Part B: Notification to the GMC of doctors convicted of an offence in a court of law
Part C: Control over the possession and supply by doctors of dangerous or otherwise harmful drugs

Format Print
Keywords birth registration, professional registration, consultants and technical specialists, clinical nurse specialists, education, specialist hospitals, state registration of nurses, reports, fitness, nursing reports, nursing specialists, medical profession, health visitor specialists
Publisher Her Majesty's Stationary Office
Classification professional registration
ISBN 0101601808
Pages 190
Categories: Reports
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