Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 299 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2002] UKPC 41
Court: Privy Council

Lord Hutton, Lord Millett and Lord Rodger of Earlsferry

Representation Dennis Matthews (instructed by Radcliffes Le Brasseur) for the appellant.
  Rosalind Foster (instructed by Field Fisher Waterhouse) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 15 July 2002


Medical practitioner - Disciplinary committee - Suspension from register - Professional performance seriously deficient - Committee on Professional Performance suspending practitioner's registration - Whether practitioner aware of possibility of suspension - Whether decision to suspend disproportionate - s 36A.

The Case

On an appeal by a general practitioner against suspension from registration, the Privy Council was satisfied that the decision of the Committee on Professional Performance of the General Medical Council to suspend the appellant's registration for a period of 12months was fair and reasonable and could not be regarded as disproportionate.

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