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“Impairment is in the present tense” – High Court

“Impairment is in the present tense” – High Court

FollowFollowFollowFollow The GMC will only make fitness to practise information requests to doctors during the Covid-19 pandemic if there is ‘an immediate patient safety concern’.  According to Pulse, the GMC said “…it appreciates the pressure doctors are...
Trust’s responsibility to report GMC referrals

Trust’s responsibility to report GMC referrals

FollowFollowFollowFollow Coroner’s verdict directs GMC to ensure trusts and agencies inform doctors when they are referred to the GMC and check what support they need. Senior Coroner, Clare Bailey, made the recommendation following the inquest of Dr Sridharan Suresh...
Trust’s responsibility to report GMC referrals

Engagement in Fitness to Practise Process is Vital

FollowFollowFollowFollow I have previously written about the importance of engagement with a fitness to practise investigation and process.  In our previous article, we reported on research published by the General Medical Council (GMC) that found that the outcome of...
Behaviour, attitude and fitness to practise

Behaviour, attitude and fitness to practise

FollowFollowFollowFollow Evidence of a registrant’s behaviour and attitude during and after an incident and during fitness to practise proceedings is vitally important. We have represented healthcare professionals facing fitness to practise proceedings for many...
SAS and LE doctors reporting “unfair treatment”

SAS and LE doctors reporting “unfair treatment”

FollowFollowFollowFollow GMC has published the initial results of its first ever survey of SAS and LE doctors with many reporting “unfair treatment”. Associate Specialist (SAS) and Locally Employed (LE) doctors reported workplace experiences including rudeness,...