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What should you do if you get a letter from the GMC? Partner Tania Francis from Hempsons shares ten tips.
We all know that we live in an increasingly regulated world, and particularly so in the healthcare sector. But have you ever thought about just how many sets of regulatory proceedings a doctor may face out of one incident?
Interesting decision in the case of Al Nageim v General Medical Council (Admin) this week. Mr Justice Knowles considered the issue of whether a doctor’s denial of allegations which are then found against them should be used against them when deciding whether their fitness to practise is impaired.
How will the GMC deal with complaints about your practice during the pandemic? Solicitor and doctor Tania Francis examines the latest guidance.
We are delighted to announce another outstanding year for Hempsons in The Legal 500. Our team has been praised for its exceptional reputation and high quality of work over the past year.
Regulatory expert, Stephen Hooper, highlights the importance of remaining objective as an expert witness.
Stephen Hooper invited onto an episode of The Leaders Council podcast, which also included an interview with Lord Blunkett.
2020 will be a particularly exciting year for everyone at Hempsons and Eastwoods, as the two firms merge to create a powerful new force in regulatory, disciplinary and healthcare law.
Simon Eastwood, who instructed Adrian Hopkins QC of Serjeants Inn chambers, recently represented a Singapore-based doctor in relation to fitness to practise proceedings brought by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Following a hearing at the Medical Practitioners Tribunals Service (MPTS) this week, Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has been permitted to return to clinical practice.
A summary of the Dr Bawa-Garba case so far; Should a Doctor’s Gross Negligence Manslaughter conviction lead to automatic erasure from the GMC Register?
There is probably nothing anyone can do to entirely eliminate the risk of a GMC referral. Sometimes, it is down to just plain bad luck. It is certainly often nothing to do with your abilities as a doctor, and that’s important to remember if you are unlucky enough to receive the dreaded GMC letter.