Posted by: Witch Doctor | July 14, 2008

Is the GMC behind iwantgreatcare?

Some comments on blogs are asking whether there are aspects of the new website “” that could lead to Dr Neil Bacon being reported to the GMC.

Please note that it is the May/June 2008 edition of the General Medical Council’s own publication “GMC TODAY” that carries an article called “Trust me, I’m a patient” written by Dr Neil Bacon. Beside this is his photograph.


Dr Bacon indicates in his article that his site will facilitate the revalidation process.

The revalidation process does not have much to do with Dr Bacon but has much to do with the GMC.

All of this suggests that the GMC sees nothing in that they are concerned about. Indeed it indicates that they are either behind it, supportive, or complicit.

Furthermore, as others have noted, Professor Chris Bulstrode indicated his support for to the media.

“Professor Chris Bulstrode, of Oxford University, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and member of the GMC, said: ‘This website is a great idea and will put the cat among the pigeons with the medical profession, which is just what’s needed. Doctors will feel threatened, and rightly, as one or two will find their trousers round their ankles.’

Presumably therefore Professor Bulstrode is speaking with the approval of the GMC, otherwise he would not have opened his mouth.

The GMC therefore appears to be, at least, complicit.

In this tatty endeavor, Dr Bacon is small fry. It is the GMC creep in this matter that doctors and patients need to address!

Whether supportive or complicit in this matter, The General Medical Council is making monkeys out of patients like me!



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