London GP cleared of serious professional misconductBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7395.898/a (Published 26 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:898
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The judicial committee of the Privy Council last week quashed a finding of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council against a London GP. The doctor had been referred to the GMC for having failed to respond to repeated requests for a home visit to a 79 year old patient with arthritis who had had a fall.
The three judges—Lord Hutton, Lord Steyn, and Sir Philip Otton—said they were left with a “profound sense of unease” at the GMC's finding against Michael Silver, a …