GMC calls for Europe-wide cooperation on malpractice after Spanish doctor is suspendedBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6540 (Published 15 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6540
- Clare Dyer
An Argentinian doctor who was convicted in 2009 of the manslaughter of a patient in Spain in 2005 has been working in the United Kingdom as a hospital doctor and police surgeon while the General Medical Council was unaware of the Spanish prosecution and conviction.
The GMC, which has now suspended Marcos Hourmann pending a full investigation, renewed its call for a mandatory requirement on European regulators to tell each other when action is taken against a doctor. Its Spanish equivalent had left …