Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 42 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2005] EWHC 2917 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
Judge:

McCombe J

Representation Andrew Kennedy (instructed by Radcliffes Le Brasseur) for the claimant.
  Dinah Rose (instructed by GMC Legal) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 16 November 2005

Catchwords

Medical practitioner - Professional misconduct - Disciplinary proceedings - Fitness to Practice Panel - Finding of serious professional misconduct - Suspension - Whether panel erring in penalty and duration.

The Case

In the instant case, the Fitness to Practice Panel of the defendant General Medical Council had used its best professional experience and judgment to decide what danger the claimant doctor presented to patients and how that danger could have been remedied. In the circumstances, the panel had not erred either in its decision as to the nature of the penalty imposed or its duration.

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