HC Deb 02 March 1994 vol 238 c766W
Mrs. Ray Michie

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to put forward a Bill to widen the scope of the General Medical Council's disciplinary remit to introduce a new procedure on professional performance; and if she will make a statement.

Dr. Mawhinney

We are considering proposals put forward by the General Medical Council about new performance procedures to deal with cases where a doctor's pattern of professional performance is seriously deficient but does not amount to serious professional misconduct.