Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 96 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] UKPC 10
Court: Privy Council

Lord Steyn, Sir Andrew Leggatt and Sir Philip Otton

Judgment Dates: 7 March 2002


Medical practitioner - Suspension - Health committee - Appellant practitioner being diagnosed with paranoid personality disorder - Appellant being suspended indefinitely - Whether suspension justified on evidence - ss 37, 40.

The Case

On an appeal against a decision of the Health Committee of the General Medical Council by which it held that the appellant's fitness to practise was seriously impaired by reason of her paranoid personality disorder and suspended her registration, the Privy Council ruled that there was cogent evidence to support the committee's decision and accordingly dismissed the appeal.

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