Council will be able to appeal against “too lenient” decisions by GMCBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7419.832-g (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:832
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A new power to appeal to the courts against “too lenient” penalties imposed by the General Medical Council and other healthcare regulatory bodies will probably be used in only a handful of cases a year, the Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals (CRHP) has said.
The CRHP, which came into being in April 2003, is an independent body overseeing nine healthcare regulators, including the GMC. The act that set it up, the National Health Service Reform And Health Care Professions Act, gives it the power to refer decisions …