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Appeals court tells GMC to show 'restraint' as it quashes bid to sanction doctor


Re: Council of Despair : the GMC does not need to Appeal an MPTS decision if it thinks the sanction too light, as the GMC can 'lighten' a sanction without need to seek permission or appeal to any other body. They just seem to have difficulty with imposing a harsher sanction without an appeal (since it puts them on shaky legal ground). I must be missing something here though: if the doctor completed a form dishonestly, he is NOT fit to practice, unless it was due to some accident and not deliberately dishonest? We are not told this. At previous cases, GMC has been happy to let dishonest doctors continue to practice, even when persisting on fraud for several years and blaming this on a later action by another person, an excuse which requires you believe in time travel!

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18 Sep 2018

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