Tag Archives: GMC

Getting the truth from your doctor

Need to get to Dignitas for assisted suicide? You’ll need to provide some medical records. Up till now, this has worried some doctors. Under the Guidelines from the Director of Public Prosecutions, it could perhaps be interpreted as encouraging a … Continue reading

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Doctor who prescribed lethal tablets allowed to practice

This weekend sees a popular doctor return to work without restrictions. The GMC, a UK regulatory body for the medical professions, have finally removed their sanctions. 63-yr-old Dr Iain Kerr is a popular G.P. in the west of Scotland. Two … Continue reading

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Mercy killing not murder

An elderly British doctor, cleared by a jury in 2005 of hastening the deaths of some patients, has today said in the Telegraph newspaper that he did indeed hasten some patients’ deaths to relieve their suffering. “There’s a point of … Continue reading

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Read the new (GMC) guidance on end of life care

From the General Medical Council This advice applies UK-wide. Download or read online here: Treatment and care towards the end of life: good practice in decision making The GMC registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK. It has the … Continue reading

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