Privy Council says GMC procedure on restoration to register is flawed

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 12 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:783
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The judicial committee of the Privy Council has quashed a General Medical Council decision banning a former GP from making further applications for his name to be restored to the medical register.

    Lord Steyn, Lord Rodger, and Andrew Leggatt ruled that the procedure used by the GMC's professional conduct committee was flawed because it did not first decide on Dr Adil Mahmud Raji's application for restoration before considering whether to ban him from making further applications.

    Under GMC rules, if a doctor who has been struck off the medical register makes a second or …

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