Delay in GMC hearing breached doctor's human rights

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 29 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:711
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A surgeon who has been suspended on full pay for nearly four years won an unprecedented legal victory last week when the General Medical Council agreed to drop its case against him on the grounds that delay had breached his right to a fair trial under the Human Rights Act.

    John Rogers, an honorary consultant at the Royal London Hospital and senior lecturer at Queen Mary and Westfield College of the University of London, was suspended by the college in January 1998 …

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