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Colleague's hell over case review

Dr John Orchard has described how a GP colleague endured '24 hours of hell' after the Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals told him it was reviewing his case.

The GP, who has asked for anonymity, had been reprimanded by the GMC but allowed to continue in practice without restriction at the end of a two-year case.

Two weeks after the verdict, the CRHP wrote saying it was considering his case that night to determine whether the GMC had been 'too lenient'.

Dr Orchard, a GP in Alfreton, Derbyshire, said: 'They would not receive any submission on his behalf.

'We supported a colleague, by now a complete nervous wreck, through 24 hours of hell before it admitted it could take no further action.'

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