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Tribunal must reconsider case of academic suspended for failing to declare private work, judge rules

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 09 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m90
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A High Court judge has sent the case of a professor who undertook private work without the university’s permission back to a medical practitioners tribunal, after ruling that the tribunal had asked itself the wrong question.1

Robert Walton, who was a full time professor of general practice at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, was suspended for six months by the tribunal in June 2019 over allegations concerning paid private work.2

But the General Medical Council appealed to the High Court, contending that the tribunal had failed to ask the …

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