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GP wins appeal against suspension over remote treatment of patient during pandemic

BMJ 2024; 384 doi: (Published 05 February 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;384:q293
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A GP who was ordered to be suspended from the UK medical register for six months has had the suspension quashed after the General Medical Council agreed that the tribunal that heard his case made a “materially flawed” decision.

A medical practitioners tribunal ordered Alyn Christopher Williams to be suspended last August. But the suspension never took effect, and he continued working at Chapel Street Surgery in Billericay, Essex, where he is a partner, while appealing to the High Court.1

The appeal was resolved without a court hearing after the GMC agreed to a consent order accepting …

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