Will a medical negligence claim get a doctor struck off?

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You cannot get a doctor struck off by bringing a medical negligence claim, or force any disciplinary action to be taken. Only the General Medical Council (GMC) can do this in very serious cases, although their investigation is sometimes triggered by a complaint from a patient. Any complaint made to the GMC will not stop you from instructing us to investigate a claim as this can be done at the same time.  When a medical negligence claim is pursued, it usually results in an internal investigation into the actions of that doctor/hospital being undertaken and can provide an opportunity for lessons to be learnt. Depending on the result it can lead to doctors being retrained, or internal procedures being improved. Please visit the GMC website for more information.

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