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Privy Council quashes GMC ruling

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:243
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The judicial committee of the Privy Council last week quashed a ruling by the General Medical Council striking a GP off the medical register and substituted an admonishment instead.

    The GMC suspended Dr Surendra Misra's registration with immediate effect in April 2001 and struck him off the register after finding him guilty of serious professional misconduct. But three law lords—Lords Hoffmann, Scott, and Rodger—ruled that evidence of Dr Misra's alcohol problems was wrongly put before the GMC's professional conduct committee and could have prejudiced the committee against him.

    It is the second time within a year that a ruling of …

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