Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care v General Pharmaceutical Council and another

Professional misconduct – Disciplinary proceedings. Following the second respondent's convictions for two counts of cruelty to a child under 16, the Fitness to Practise Panel of the first respondent General Pharmaceutical Council (the panel) found her fitness to practise was impaired and suspended her from the register for 12 months. The appellant Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care appealed. The Administrative Court, in allowing the appeal, held that the panel had erred in its approach to the question of the second respondent's insight into her conduct. The lack of insight and the lack of integrity identified by the panel meant that its decision to suspend, rather than remove, had been manifestly wrong.

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