Appeal court rules that GMC must reconsider complaints against SouthallBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7530.1426-b (Published 15 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1426
- Clare Dyer
The General Medical Council will have to reconsider complaints of research misconduct against David Southall and two other paediatricians that it threw out last year, after a Court of Appeal ruling this week.
The court ruled by a 2-1 majority that the GMC must review a decision by its professional proceedings committee (PPC) that the complaint over neonatal research should go no further because there was “no real prospect” of proving the factual basis of the complaints or that the doctors' actions were serious professional misconduct.
The complaints, against Professor Southall, Martin …