Doctor wins battle against GMC's decision to strike him offBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7326.1388a (Published 15 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1388
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The Privy Council has overturned an “unduly harsh and disproportionate” decision by the UK's General Medical Council to strike off a doctor who inflated NHS fee claims.
Lord Hope, Sir Anthony Evans, and Sir Philip Otton instead imposed a three month suspension on Khan Mohammad Manzur, whose name was ordered to be erased from the medical register last May.
Sir Philip, delivering the judgment of the Privy Council (a panel of senior judges who hear appeals from GMC rulings) described its power to set aside disciplinary orders as “rarely exercised.” However, although the power was …