GMC may not be entitled to conclude that assault occurred

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6984.936 (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:936
  1. J K Mason,
  2. R A McCall Smith
  1. Professor emeritus of forensic medicine Reader in law Faculty of Law, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

    EDITOR,—The finding by the General Medical Council's professional conduct committee that the anaesthetist in the case discussed by John Mitchell and others was guilty of serious professional misconduct raises serious issues.1 The merits or otherwise of the finding are one thing; more serious is the fact that the committee seemed to conclude that, in inserting a suppository without specific consent, the doctor …

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