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Table 2 Comparing demographics of doctors under GMC’s performance assessment with UK medical register between years 1996–2014

From: Prevalence of GMC performance assessments in the United Kingdom: a retrospective cohort analysis by country of medical qualification

  Doctors under performance assessment between 1996 and 2013 Doctors on medical register in 1996 Doctors on medical register in 2014
Sex M 919 (83%) 125,980 (69%) 148,562 (56%)
F 192 (17%) 56,570 (31%) 118,597 (44%)
Ethnicity
 White 450 (41%) 72,909 (40%) 139,177 (52%)
 Black minority ethnic 661 (59%) 19,419 (11%) 78,285 (29%)
 Unknown 0 90,229 (49%) 49,697 (19%)
Age
 21–30 17 (2%) 30,600 (17%) 42,790 (16%)
 31–40 109 (10%) 47,422 (26%) 80,839 (30%)
 41–50 257 (23%) 33,846 (19%) 67,322 (25%)
 51–60 322 (29%) 20,893 (11%) 46,223 (17%)
 61–70 208 (19%) 16,121 (9%) 19,733 (7%)
 71–80 32 (3%) 8,087 (4%) 4,965 (2%)
 81+ n/a 1,557 (<1%) 1,210 (<1%)
 Unknown 163 (15%) 24,031 (13%) 4,077 (2%)
Specialty
 Acute medicine 67 (6%) 4,441 (14%) 13,187 (9%)
 Medicine 134 (12%) 10,311 (33%) 29,872 (20%)
 Surgery 202 (18%) 7,063 (23%) 19,319 (13%)
 Psychiatry 49 (4%) 3,581 (12%) 9,365 (6%)
 GP 493 (44%) a n/a 65,127 (44%)
 Other 20 (2%) 5,634 (18%) 11,088 (7%)
 Unspecified 146 (13%) 0 0
TOTAL 1111 31,030 147,958
  1. a GP register only began in 2006