Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 220 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWHC 2503 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)

Munby J

Representation Jalil Asif (instructed by Johns & Saggar) for the doctor.
  Alison Foster QC (instructed by the General Medical Council) for the GMC.
Judgment Dates: 3 October 2006


Medical practitioner - Professional misconduct - Charge of professional misconduct - Panel finding general practitioner advising no cause for concern in respect of seriously ill baby - Doctor suspended for six months - Whether panel in error in respect of findings or sentence.

The Case

Where the appellant general practitioner was found guilty of professional misconduct where he had advised that there was no cause for concern in respect of a baby who was in fact seriously ill, having regard to the material before it, the panel had been entitled to reach that conclusion, and had further been entitled to suspend the appellant for six months.

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