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Doctors' phone line triggers 'serious' GMC inquiries

A whistle-blowing helpline set up by the UK's regulator of doctors two months ago has led to 12 investigations into allegations of a "very serious" nature.

Figures seen by the BBC show the confidential phone line has had 187 calls since its launch.

Most of the callers were doctors but some members of the public also contacted the GMC.

Jane Dreaper has more details.

  • 21 Feb 2013
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