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The General Medical Council

The first in a new series of debates in which some of our best known institutions are put to the test: are they up to scratch or is there a case for radical reform? Tonight, the General Medical Council.

The final report of the Shipman inquiry, due in the summer, is expected to be critical of the GMC - the body responsible for regulating the medical profession. So what is the GMC doing to restore public confidence in our doctors? Diana Madill chairs a debate between the GMC's President, Sir Graeme Catto and leading health lawyer, Ann Alexander with a forum of experts about how best to police the medical profession.