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GMC changes verdict after rehearing neurosurgeon’s case

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 02 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5240
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A consultant neurosurgeon whose case was one of four High Court appeals that forced the General Medical Council to change its procedures has won a decision that his fitness to practise is unimpaired after a rehearing by the GMC.

    A GMC panel determined in October 2007 that Stefan Zygmunt’s fitness to practise was impaired because of failings in his management of a patient who died in 2001 from a brain infection. That panel ordered that he should be suspended from practice for two months, although it conceded that “the evidence of …

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