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


Dame Janet Smith threatened (after the Shipman Enquiry) to close the GMC down for its failure to protect the public (no mention of outliers). The GMC apparatchiks panicked at the concept of loosing their lucrative and comfortable existence and rapidly took control of proposed doctors assessment proposals (DOH and the Medical Colleges were supposed to be partners in the process). The GMC then used the ‘delegated / secondary’ legislation (under the Medical Act) in legal terminology, in a manner which ‘is neither consistent nor scientific’ and for the GMC’s own ends. As has been stated in Blackstones Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765) - its tyranny when ‘the right of making and enforcing the laws is vested in the same man, or the same body of men’. This is historically and notoriously so with delegated legislation. It frequently leads to injustice and oppression and brings all concerned, including the law, into disrepute.

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18 Sep 2018

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