Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care v General Medical Council

Medical practitioner – Professional misconduct. The appellant Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care appealed against the Fitness to Practise Panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service's (the panel) finding that the registrant psychiatrist's online psychiatric blog was not a 'medical practice' and that his conduct had not amounted to misconduct. The Administrative Court, in allowing the appeal, held that a finding of misconduct was warranted. In particular, the panel had erred in asking itself too limited a question as to whether the blog had been a medical practice.

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