Posts Tagged ‘fitness to practise’

GMC proposes new time limits for publishing sanctions against doctors

The GMC is proposing to introduce time limits for how long sanctions on a doctor’s registration are published online or made available to the public. ...

GMC review after high suicide rate revealed

Twenty eight doctors committed suicide while undergoing fitness to practise investigations by the GMC between 2005 and 2013. In response, the GMC has comm...

Doctors told they faced GMC investigations in error

GMC chief executive Niall Dickson is to apologise after more than 200 doctors were mistakenly sent letters from the regulator informing them they were subj...

Disciplined surgeon working at Guys and St Thomas’

A surgeon disciplined for carrying out operations "beyond his competency" and not disclosing "restrictions" placed on him is working in a London hospital. ...

Record number of GMC hearings against doctors

The GMC received the highest ever number of complaints against doctors and held a record number of investigations and fitness to practise hearings in 2010....

Doubling in GMC referrals by medical directors

There has been a doubling in the number of doctors referred to the GMC by medical directors and other public bodies, new figures reveal. In 2010, medica...

Psychiatrist “had sex while WI members were outside”

A psychiatrist had sexual intercourse with a married patient woman on his consulting room floor while a delegation from the local Women's Institute was out...

Doctor cleared of Notts hospital indecent exposure

A doctor has been cleared of indecently exposing himself to colleagues at a Nottingham hospital. Dr Adeniran Yesufu was accused of carrying out the acts...

GMC adjudicator needs greater independence

The GMC needs to do more to reassure doctors that its new tribunal service will be independent, defence bodies have warned. The MDU says the Medical P...

Overseas doctors face more serious action

GMC decisions about doctors who qualified outside the UK are more likely to have far reaching consequences, research reveals. The authors, led by Professo...

Doctors can swap GMC hearing for sanctions

Doctors could be able to avoid GMC fitness to practise hearings in future if they are prepared to accept pre-determined sanctions such as suspension and er...