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Health secretary 'deeply concerned' about implications of GMC court ruling


First time I have ever agreed with JH ! I am perplexed why the GMC even exists in the format it is in - self regulation by your peers is what was intended, but no longer in place. Who unilaterally made the decision to challenge this GMC decision not to erase her in the high court? They should resign immediately for putting the profession into disrepute. The Jury made a criminal case decision, based on lawyer presented screened evidence, and they in my opinion made an incorrect decision, as they systemic failures which led to the death were outside the control of the poor doctor involved. Its like a car shunting you from behind after an driver had a heart attack driving down and steep hill, and you hit and kill a pedestrian crossing in front of you. To prosecute the driver of the car that actually hit the pedestrian is grossly unfair, as they were only in the position they were put into by circumstances outside their control. A panel of the GMC who are informed and aware of the full facts in the case made a sound decision that should have been respected as it was the right and fair decision on the ability for her to work again, just like any person who is released from prison has a right to fresh start once a sentence is served, rather than continue to persecute this doctor by taking away their hard work and training, and the profession they have trained their whole life for - which would help many patients in the future - bringing good to the world. If the GMC wishes to be a kangaroo court, stop charging doctors and let the government pay for prosecuting doctors, and stop fleecing us as an extra tax when it is no longer self regulation, but the rules from the GMC lead to potential self incrimination and harm to your careers.

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27 Jan 2018

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