processes must be all independent of one another.
Royal Colleges are involved in every aspect
of career so that they are not independent.
Colleges conduct courses and examinations
which generate finance.
Colleges have a voice in almost all job appointments
in the NHS through their regional advisers.
Colleges are involved with job plans for posts,
and the creation and recognition of posts.
They would refuse to accept a good safe doctor
working in a post they do not recognise.
Colleges have always displayed anti-locum
Colleges are also involved with private hospitals
where individuals with College connections
control admittance rights.
Colleges have no consistent standards or criteria
for judging competence.
Colleges accredit specialists, assess for
CCST, and assess trainees.
Colleges are very active in policy-making,
and influence decision making.
The high level of race relations
litigation involving Colleges, their advisers,
and the findings of the MacPherson Inquiry
leave ethnic minority doctors in distrust