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Regulatory body fails in bid to challenge GMC's ruling on suspension

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 15 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:914

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  1. Clare Dyer, Legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals last week lost an appeal to the High Court against a decision by the General Medical Council (GMC) to suspend a GP for three months for sexual misconduct and dishonesty.

    In one of its first cases, the new watchdog for health professionals' disciplinary bodies argued that the sanction was “unduly lenient” and should be reviewed to protect the interests of the public.

    Mr Justice Leveson, who said the case raised interesting and important issues, dismissed the appeal but reserved his reasons to a later date.

    He upheld a decision by the GMC last …

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