Medical practitioner – Professional conduct committee. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the General Medical Council's appeal in two conjoined cases and remitted both matters to the High Court. In doing so, the court gave guidance on the approach to be taken by the Fitness to Practise Panel in proceeding without the individual present or represented at the hearing and the question of the admissibility of fresh evidence both as to the reason for non-appearance and the general merits.