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GMC is ordered to pay doctor £22 000 after judge quashes panel’s findings against her

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7340 (Published 11 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7340
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A hospital doctor who was suspended for 12 months by the General Medical Council for making dishonest statements in a job application has won a high court ruling quashing all seven findings of dishonesty.

In a damning judgment, Mr Justice Bean said that on one charge against Negin Shamsian there had been “a basic failure by the [GMC fitness to practise] panel to follow due process.” He described the panel’s reasoning on another charge as “most peculiar” and its findings on other charges as “flawed” and “unsound.”

Dr Shamsian, who qualified at Dundee University in 1999, submitted the application form and CV when …

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