Medical Profession in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R (Gupta) v General Medical Council
    • Privy Council
    • 21 Dic 2001

    But in many cases the advantage is very significant and the appeal court recognises that it should accordingly be slow to interfere with the decisions on matters of fact taken by the first instance body.

  • Dr. Purabi Ghosh v The General Medical Council
    • Privy Council
    • 18 Jun 2001

    For these reasons the Board will accord an appropriate measure of respect to the judgment of the Committee whether the practitioner's failings amount to serious professional misconduct and on the measures necessary to maintain professional standards and provide adequate protection to the public. But the Board will not defer to the Committee's judgment more than is warranted by the circumstances.

  • Council for the Regulation of Health Care Professionals v General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Truscott and Ruscillo
    • Court of Appeal
    • 20 Oct 2004

    The role of the Court when a case is referred is to consider whether the disciplinary tribunal has properly performed that task so as to reach a correct decision as to the imposition of a penalty. The test of undue leniency in this context must, we think, involve considering whether, having regard to the material facts, the decision reached has due regard for the safety of the public and the reputation of the profession.

  • Dr. Leonard Mark Marinovich v The General Medical Council
    • Privy Council
    • 24 Jun 2002

    This is because the assessment of the seriousness of the misconduct is essentially a matter for the Committee in the light of its experience. It is the body which is best qualified to judge what measures are required to maintain the standards and reputation of the profession.

  • Yeong v General Medical Council
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 28 Jul 2009

    In such a case, the efforts made by the medical practitioner in question to address his behaviour for the future may carry very much less weight than in a case where the misconduct consists of clinical errors or incompetence.

  • Meadow v General Medical Council
    • Court of Appeal
    • 26 Oct 2006

    On an appeal from a determination by the GMC, acting formerly and in this case through the FPP, or now under the new statutory regime, whatever label is given to the section 40 test, it is plain from the authorities that the Court must have in mind and give such weight as is appropriate in the circumstances to the following factors:

    As to seriousness, Collins J, in Nandi v General Medical Council [2004] EWHC (Admin) , rightly emphasised, at paragraph 31 of his judgment, the need to give it proper weight, observing that in other contexts it has been referred to as "conduct which would be regarded as deplorable by fellow practitioners".

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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba And Gross Negligence Manslaughter
    • Mondaq UK
    • 11 de Octubre de 2018
    ...... not only shot fear of criminal prosecution throughout the medical profession for types of errors witnessed on a daily basis throughout the ......
  • The Rapid Review Of Gross Negligence Manslaughter In Healthcare - What Happens Now?
    • Mondaq UK
    • 11 de Julio de 2018
    ...... implementation of the recommendations, focussed on changes to how medical deaths are investigated, will bring the momentum needed to achieve the ... of fear and blame and "dispel fear and within the healthcare professions and improve patient safety.". The rapid policy review was requested by ......
  • Doctors & Dentists Encouraged To Take A Tax Health Check
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    • 26 de Enero de 2010
    ...... a new initiative designed to tackle perceived tax avoidance in the medical profession. HMRC have declared an amnesty to encourage medical ......
  • A Step Forward In Patient Care?
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    • 12 de Noviembre de 2008
    ...The Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, has announced a. shake-up in the assessment ...biggest change to the regulation of the medical profession in 150. years. The need for further regulation has long been put forward ......
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