Letters David Southall case

GMC was not “too lenient” with Southall

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4027 (Published 12 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4027
  1. Catherine Williams, honorary reader in law1
  1. 1Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK
  1. williams{at}doctors.org.uk

Although Dickson is to be applauded for his partial apology to David Southall, I wonder who advised him on his response that the GMC was “too lenient.”1

In the Clark case, the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence appealed the General Medical Council (GMC) decision, believing it to be too lenient. The court case proceeded on the basis that the panel decision was …

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