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Annual accountability hearing with the General Medical Council

Inquiry status: Responses published

The Health Committee announced its follow-up to a recommendation in its report on Revalidation of Doctors, in which the Committee said that it intended to exercise on behalf of Parliament the power nominally held by the Privy Council to hold the General Medical Council to account. The Committee subsequently agreed that this approach should be extended to include the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and so it took evidence from both organisations in separate sessions on Tuesday 14 June 2011.

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