Jasinarachchi v General Medical Council

Medical practitioner – Professional conduct committee. The Fitness to Practise Panel (the FPP) of the respondent General Medical Council found that the appellant trainee doctor's fitness to practise was impaired by his misconduct and suspended his registration for a period of six months. The appellant appealed. The Administrative Court found that the FPP had fallen into no error in imposing the sanction. However, the overriding objective required the admission of fresh evidence concerning the practical consequences of suspending a trainee doctor's registration and the case was remitted for further consideration on the issue of sanction.

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