GMC investigations need urgent rethink after racial discrimination ruling, BMA warns

The BMA has urged the GMC to launch an urgent evaluation of its fitness-to-practise (FTP) procedure after a tribunal found it racially discriminated against a doctor.

Reading Employment Tribunal ruled that the GMC had discriminated against consultant urologist Dr Omer Karim because of his race during an investigation into his conduct.

The tribunal concluded that Dr Karim, who worked at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, Berkshire, had received ‘less favourable treatment’ than a white colleague during a GMC investigation in 2014.

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