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Manjula Arora: GMC won’t challenge appeal and calls for sanctions to be dropped by court

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 27 June 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1583
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The General Medical Council has said it will not challenge GP Manjula Arora’s tribunal appeal and has called for her one month suspension to be dropped by the High Court.

The case (box 1), which concluded that Arora’s use of the specific word “promised” when requesting a new work laptop amounted to dishonesty, sparked fury among doctors, who argued that the action was “wildly disproportionate” and said that the disciplinary process was biased against doctors who trained overseas.1

Box 1

The Manjula Arora case

Arora, who trained in India before moving to the UK in the early 1990s, received a suspension after it was ruled that she exaggerated …

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