The universal GP Training website for everyone, not just Bradford.   Created in 2002 by Dr Ramesh Mehay

Petition: Make GMC a tax-payer funded organisation & not by doctors.

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The GMC has been an independent regulatory body which has been funded by doctors paying Annual retention fees. However, given that the main aim of the GMC is to protect patients whilst regulating practice of doctors, the GMC should be funded by the tax-paying public and not by doctors, like the HSE.


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Following the recent events in relation to the GMC and overturning the MPTS decision, a significant proportion of doctors are finding it increasingly difficult to justify paying annual retention fees to an organisation whose primary remit is to protect patients. Therefore the tax-paying public, and not doctors,have to take responsibility for funding the GMC; similar to the Health and Safety Executive, which is not funded by organisations/employers yet are independent and have enforcement powers.


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Created byMohammed Arif Moothadeth
Deadline2 August 2018All petitions run for 6 months

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Bradford VTS was created by Dr. Ramesh Mehay, a Programme Director for Bradford GP Training Scheme back in 2001. Over the years, it has seen many permutations.  At the time, there were very few resources for GP trainees and their trainers so Bradford decided to create one FOR EVERYONE. 

So, we see Bradford VTS as  the INDEPENDENT vocational training scheme website providing a wealth of free medical resources for GP trainees, their trainers and TPDs everywhere and anywhere.  We also welcome other health professionals – as we know the site is used by both those qualified and in training – such as Associate Physicians, ANPs, Medical & Nursing Students. 

Our fundamental belief is to openly and freely share knowledge to help learn and develop with each other.  Feel free to use the information – as long as it is not for a commercial purpose.   

We have a wealth of downloadable resources and we also welcome copyright-free educational material from all our users to help build our rich resource (send to

Our sections on (medical) COMMUNICATION SKILLS and (medical) TEACHING & LEARNING are perhaps the best and most comprehensive on the world wide web (see white-on-black menu header section on the homepage).