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First doctor suspended under GMC performance procedures

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 02 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:10
  1. Simon Kirwin
  1. BMJ

    The General Medical Council has suspended a doctor from practice for poor professional performance, under regulations being used for the first time.The GMC has previously only disciplined doctors for professional misconduct.

    Dr Arefaine Haile, a GP registrar in Yorkshire, was suspended in December for a year “for the protection of members of the public” after his case was heard by the GMC's committee on professional performance (CPP).

    The council had not received any complaints from the public, but Dr Haile's trainers at the practice were worried about his performance. They …

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