Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 122 (Jun)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court
Judge:

Stanley Burnton LJ

Representation David Morris (instructed through the Bar Council's Public Access scheme) for the appellant.
  Gemma White (instructed by Eversheds, Manchester) for the GMC.
Judgment Dates: 11 June 2008

Catchwords

Medical practitioner - General Medical Council - Fitness to practise panel - Doctor appearing before panel to answer to various allegations concerning her practice at slimming clinics - Doctor admitting some allegations - Panel finding other allegations proved and ordering erasure - Whether panel in error.

The Case

In the instant case, the General Medical Council's Fitness to Practise Panel had been entitled to find that the appellant was guilty of serious professional misconduct on allegations which concerned her practice at various slimming clinics, and to order erasure from the medical register on the grounds that the appellant had not demonstrated 'full insight into her misconduct' and that there was a 'significant risk of her repeating her behaviour'.

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