Privy Council overturns ruling by the GMCBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7426.1250-j (Published 27 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1250
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Two doctors who were ordered by the General Medical Council to be suspended from the medical register for three months for plagiarism had their sentences quashed this week by the Privy Council.
Lord Hoffmann, Martin Nourse, and Philip Otton substituted a reprimand for the suspensions originally imposed on Osama Hassan Salha and Naim Abusheikha.
In 2000 Mr Abusheikha and Dr Salha, who worked at Bourn Hall Clinic near Cambridge …