Posts Tagged ‘fitness to practise’

GMC to retain adjudication on fitness to practise

The government has confirmed it will scrap the fledgling regulator that was set to preside over the adjudication of doctors’ fitness to practise, allowin...

Ex-BMA chief can return to work after GMC hearing

An ex-head of the BMA has been cleared to return to work after a disciplinary hearing. A GMC panel had earlier rejected many allegations involving the c...

Ex-BMA chief failed in post-op care of some patients

An ex-head of the BMA failed to involve himself in the post-operative care of four patients, a disciplinary body finds. The GMC said there were times wh...

Will we get a fair, transparent and consistent GMC?

It can’t be easy regulating the medical profession. Medicine is a complicated business and when it comes to probity and performance there’s a lot of gr...

Ex BMA chief denies putting doctors before patients

A surgeon and ex head of the BMA has denied putting representing doctors above patients. Mr James Johnson is facing a GMC hearing over operations on 14 pa...

GMC tribunal needs greater independence

Proposals for a tribunal within the GMC to continue adjudicating on doctors’ fitness to practise are not sufficiently independent, a defence body has cla...

Stem cell doctor Trossel struck off by GMC

A doctor who offered unlicensed stem cell treatments to patients with MS has been struck off by the GM C. Dr Robert Trossel treated several men and women,...

Ex-BMA leader’s “contempt” for conduct investigation

A top surgeon showed “contempt” and “arrogance” towards the investigation into his alleged misconduct, a disciplinary panel heard. A GMC hearing a...

Ex-BMA leader “stabbed junior’s head with a needle”

A surgeon made a string of sarcastic remarks to a junior doctor before he accidentally stabbed her in the forehead with a needle, a GMC panel has heard. J...

Ex-BMA leader “a caricature of surgical arrogance”

A top surgeon and former chairman of the BMA left a surgical clip inside a patient, shouted at junior staff and behaved like a "caricature of surgical arro...

Former BMA leader’s GMC case provides reminder

I read the latest issue of BMA News from cover-to-cover. It’s a good edition but there’s one story which is conspicuous by its absence. The BMA’s fo...