Pool 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 psychiatrist had given evidence outside his professional competence and had failed to explain the reasons for his opinion. The appellant appealed against those findings and the suspension of his registration for a period of three months. The Administrative Court held that the FPP's findings that the allegations against the appellant had been proved had been correct. However, the FPP had not explained why the imposition of a condition on the appellant's registration had not been a sufficient sanction, resulting in a disproportionate sanction.

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