Gulamhusein v General Pharmaceutical Council

Professional misconduct – Disciplinary proceedings. As a result of allegations that the appellant pharmacist had been supplying prescription-only medication without a prescription and unlawfully, the respondent General Pharmaceutical Council's (GPC) Fitness to Practise Committee (FPC) suspended him. The appellant appealed, contending, inter alia, that the imposition of conditions on the appellant's registration would be sufficient to safeguard the public safety and the public interest. The GPC applied to extend the suspension for a further period. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the appeal and allowing the application to extend the suspension, held that the FPC had correctly determined that the suspension was necessary, and that the imposition of conditions would not be an appropriate and proportionate order.

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