Law change urged to support doctors

By a staff reporter

The ‘shameful’ disadvantage ethnic minority doctors still experience could be tackled by cutting red tape and giving greater autonomy to the GMC, according to its chief executive. 

He said medical regulation reforms, currently being consulted on by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), would give the council freedom to address discrimination and inequality within healthcare ‘laid so shockingly bare during the pandemic’. 

The consultation, which runs until 16 June, proposes giving bodies like the GMC greater freedom over which cases to take forward, freeing up resources to drive improvements in culture, training and education.

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