Saturday, 19 October 2013

General Medical Council to face High Court Judicial Review over CSA GP exam

GMC to face High Court Judicial Review over the CSA GP exam

On Friday, October 18, 2013, Mrs Justice Patterson said that 'no equality assessment of the exam had been carried out by the GMC and despite the regulator commissioning a major independent review by racism expert Professor Aneez Esmail, there was 'uncertainty in my mind' about whether it had done enough since finding out about the differential rates.'

The judge rules that the GMC had an ongoing role in approving the CSA.

There are around 50 employment tribunal appeals ready to be heard and await the conclusion of the 3-day judicial review.


GP exam 'unfair to ethnic minority doctors'

On Saturday, October 19, 2013, the BBC made the CSA GP exam the major news story of the day and BBC reporter Divya Talwar covered the feature story.

Professor Esmail explains 'unconscious bias' in his BBC Breakfast interview and I also explain bias in my BBC News interview to Maxine as time runs out for the many 100s of black and ethnic minority GP trainees who face the next CSA exam diet in November. And one of these GPs will be a hardworking GP trainee rep on the BMA GP trainee subcommittee, an Asian male, who faces his final CSA actor exam, before he can NEVER work as a GP again!