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Table 2 A breakdown of the number (and percentages) of Fitness to Practise referrals and eventual censures by allegation category, for both international medical Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) graduates and UK qualifying doctors

From: Predicting fitness to practise events in international medical graduates who registered as UK doctors via the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) system: a national cohort study

International Medical Graduates registering via the PLAB UK Medical Graduates
Allegation category No. of allegations (% of allegations) n = 1607a Relating to no. of doctors (% of doctors) n = 1182 No of doctors censured (% of doctors with allegations censured in that category) n = 215b No. of allegations (% of allegations) n = 2821 Relating to no. of doctors (% of doctors) n = 2136 No. of doctors censured (% of doctors with allegations censured in that category) n = 342a
Closed at triage 458 (28.5) 439 (37) NA 850 (30.1) 812 (38.1) NA
Clinical care 368 (22.9) 360 (30.5) 43 (11.9) 681 (24.1) 663 (31.1) 41 (6.2)
Compliance 13 (0.8) 13 (1.1) 9 (69.2) 6 (0.2) 6 (0.3) 3 (50.0)
Health 56 (3.5) 55 (4.7) 33 (60.0) 191 (6.8) 185 (8.7) 113 (61.1)
Breaches of GMPc 46 (2.9) 46 (3.9) 18 (39.1) 40 (1.4) 37 (1.73) 8 (21.6)
Probity 418 (25.9) 389 (32.9) 162 (41.6) 625 (22.2) 593 (27.8) 271 (45.7)
Relationship with patient 147 (9.1) 145 (12.3) 14 (9.7) 319 (11.3) 307 (14.4) 16 (5.2)
Teaching and supervision 3 (0.2) 3 (0.3) 2 (66.7) 9 (0.3) 9 (0.4) 3 (33.3)
Relationship with colleagues 89 (5.5) 89 (7.5) 32 (36.0) 100 (3.5) 97 (4.5) 23 (23.7)
Other 10 (0.6) 10 (0.8) 0 (0) 3 (0.1) 3 (0.1) 0 (0)
  1. aMany cases involved more than one type of allegation, with a total of 1607 separate allegation domains relating to the 1319 cases
  2. bReferrals and censures can cover multiple categories therefore these values may not sum to a total
  3. cGMP – Good Medical Practice, the duties of a doctor registered with the General Medical Council