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BMA permitted to advise court in Bawa-Garba appeal

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The GMC (Terence Stephenson)maintain they appealed the determination of its own Tribunal Service in order "to maintain public confidence in the profession". What is the evidence that is the case? Where are the Lickert analyses of pubic opinion? Or did the GMC simply act on Stephenson's whim? The High Court had to side with the GMC once it appealed - that's the due process of the law. But a jury's decision as to the guilt of a doctor charged with a criminal offence, and the MPTS's view of the doctor's fitness to practice after suspension and remediation are two different issues - they should not be conflated. Dr Stephenson allegedly acted contrary to medical ethics in respect of bullying this doctor and is in denial. The Lancet has called for his resignation.

Posted date

11 May 2018

Posted time

6:50pm

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