As a follow up to my last post, the (not a) doctor in question has now been sentenced to 7 years in prison.
As comment I'd like to quote from the article;
“That the degree certificate and supporting letter were accepted by the GMC represents an abject failure of scrutiny." (of the GMC)
“such clearly false documents” and why it took a journalist rather than a professional governing body (the GMC) to uncover the truth.
The GMC claimed in court that documents in the 1990s were not subject to the “rigorous scrutiny” now in place."
That does not fill me with confidence. The incompetence involved is staggering, and DZ sees no evidence to suggest that scrutiny is now more rigorous. Unless of course they are referring to the appraisal and revalidation process. A process that the lady in question successfully negotiated for years.
The GMC are ingrained with incompetence, ignorance, complacency, amateurism, rank stupidity and pomposity. They are utterly unfit for purpose, root and branch.
If our Health minister really wants to do something about the massive and manifest failings of the GMC it would not be enough to reform or tinker. Step one is to terminate it totally and start from scratch with a proper regulatory body, staffed by properly qualified people, rather than a bunch of aimless retirees wanting a hobby. And not one current employee of this failed organisation should have any involvement with the replacement.