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GMC should not have thrown out case against neurologist, Singapore council says

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1190

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  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
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    The General Medical Council acted unfairly and wrongly when it decided not to go ahead with disciplinary proceedings against a British neurologist who had previously been found guilty of serious professional misconduct in Singapore, a High Court judge was told this week.

    David Pannick QC, for the Singapore Medical Council, told Mr Justice Davis that the GMC should have notified the Singapore Medical Council of a report it had obtained from an independent expert exonerating Simon Shorvon, professor of clinical neurology at University College London, and asked for comments on it before deciding to throw out the case.

    The GMC took up the case after Professor Shorvon was found guilty of ethical failures and breaches of confidentiality over research he led in Singapore. But after receiving the report from …

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