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Lawyer backs GMC decision to bar member from hearings

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 15 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:567
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The General Medical Council was justified in refusing to let Dr Jennifer Colman sit on professional conduct committee (PCC) panels that were hearing allegations of serious professional misconduct, the independent review into her role on the GMC has concluded.

    The review, by George Staple QC, a consultant with the London law firm Clifford Chance and a former director of the Serious Fraud Office, concludes:

    “The important work performed by these committees, involving as it does the reputation and livelihoods of members of the medical profession, requires in my view panel members to adopt a judicial demeanour, detachment and full appreciation of …

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