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GMC ruling upheld despite records obtained “without consent”

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 08 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:957
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The Privy Council in London has upheld a General Medical Council finding that a doctor who left her job as a senior house officer without notice or explanation was guilty of serious professional misconduct, and it ruled that it made no difference whether the GMC had relied on unlawfully obtained evidence.

    Three judges ruled that even if the GMC had obtained Alexandra Idenburg's medical records without her …

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