||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 356 (Oct)
|| UKPC 56
Lord Steyn, Lord Millett and Gault J
||23 October 2002
Medicine - General Medical Council - Professional conduct committee - Finding of serious professional misconduct - Adjournment requested for psychiatric evidence to be obtained - Entitlement of professional conduct committee to refuse adjournment - s 36 - General Medical Council Preliminary Proceedings Committee and Professional Conduct Committee (Procedure) Rules 1988, r 51(1).
On an appeal against a decision by the Professional Conduct Committee of the General Medical Council refusing the appellant's application for an adjournment of his case to allow him to obtain medical evidence as to his mental condition before proceeding further, the Privy Council ruled that the committee was entitled to take the view that the appellant's conduct amounted to serious professional misconduct and that the protection of the public required the erasure of the appellant's name from the register, regardless of whether or not he was suffering from a psychiatric disorder.
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