The minister explained that the procedure is a very simple one, people can go and online or have their GP register
One woman from Donegal was on the GP register
in Enniskillen until she was reported by a whistleblower.
The General Medical Council (GMC) said the doctor referred to in this case is currently registered with a licence to practise and has been on the GP register
since July 2007.
For every 500 people identified with diabetes on a GP register
, about 65 to 70 will need to be looked at again for some sort of error.
Researchers found that those who ended up in front of the General Medical Council (GMC) for such hearings may also be less likely to have achieved consultant status or be on the GP register
Any GP jailed for six months or more would be taken off the trust's list of NHS doctors but only the General Medical Council has the power to suspend or remove a doctor from the GP register
"Suspension from the GP register
is an issue for the General Medical Council.
"As a result, the Trust had no option but to remove these two doctors from the local GP register
That means the number of people on the GP register
having the condition went up from 1,766,391 in 2004/05 to 1,890,663 in 2005/06.