||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 45 (Oct)
|| UKPC 40
Lord Slynn of Hadley, Lord Clyde, Lord Scott of Foscote
||Ian MacDonald QC (instructed by O'Keefe) for H.
||Rosalind Foster (instructed by Field Fisher Waterhouse) for the GMC.
||2 October 2001
Medical practitioner - Professional misconduct - Serious professional misconduct - Erasure from medical register - Professional standards committee not referring to support received from patients when deciding penalty - Whether erasure justified - s 36(1).
The Privy Council held that, in the circumstances, erasure of the appellant, a general practitioner, from the medical register was not justified in light of the actual allegations proved or admitted and the other remedies available, nor by the need to protect patients and to maintain standards and confidence in the medical profession.
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