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    The GMC's statutory purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. It has 'strong and effective legal powers designed to maintain the standards the public have a right to expect from doctors'.

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    Getting a letter from the GMC saying someone has complained about you can be very worrying. MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Helen Burnell explains the process in this short podcast.

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    What happens during a GMC Fitness to Practise investigation and MPTS hearing? Dr Udvitha Nandasoma explains.

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