High Court again quashes GMC judgmentBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7391.678/e (Published 29 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:678
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The High Court last week quashed an “irrational” finding of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council against a professor of dermatology who had raised concerns about possible bias in an appointment to a consultant post.
Professor Pauline Dowd, of the Royal Free and University College Medical School, had been found guilty of misconduct and reprimanded in April 2001, along with Dr Jeffrey Cream, a consultant dermatologist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London (BMJ 2001;322:818).
Dr Cream had been due to sit on the selection panel for a new consultant post when Professor Dowd passed on to him …