*R (on the application of BAPIO Action Limited) v Royal College of General Practitioners and another

Royal College of General Practitioners – Medical practitioner. The claimant British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin sought to challenge by way of judicial review the lawfulness of the continuing adoption and application of the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) by the first defendant Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) as assessors and the second defendant General Medical Council as regulators. Dismissing the claim, the Administrative Court held that at the time of the instant proceedings, the defendants had not been in breach of their public sector equality duty under s 149 of the Equality Act 2010. Further, the requirement to pass the CSA had not been unlawfully racially discriminatory either directly or indirectly.

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