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High Court rejects GMC appeal to strike off ophthalmologist for repeated failures as locum

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 08 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l646
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

The General Medical Council has failed to persuade a High Court judge that an ophthalmologist who had conditions placed on his work by a medical practitioners tribunal should instead be struck off the medical register.1

The GMC argued that erasure was the only correct sanction for Przemyslaw Sledzik, whose fitness to practise had been found to be impaired because of misconduct and poor professional performance.

Mrs Justice Lang found flaws in the tribunal’s determination and sent the case back for the sanction to be revisited, meaning that the GMC technically won the appeal. But Sledzik, who represented himself in court, persuaded the judge that the tribunal was …

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