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High Court quashes anaesthetist’s 12 month suspension by GMC

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3823 (Published 30 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3823
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A consultant anaesthetist has won a High Court judgment overturning findings against him by the General Medical Council of dishonesty and quashing a 12 month suspension from practice.

The case of Michael Fish is the third within three months in which judges have set aside the decisions of GMC fitness to practise panels after finding flaws in their reasoning.

Fish, who worked as a locum consultant supplied to hospitals by agencies, was accused by one agency of falsifying his time sheets to exaggerate the number of hours worked and of deleting an antifraud “declaration of truth” from timesheet forms. The panel cleared him on the first allegation …

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