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One slip gets you in a lot of trouble

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?

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Can denying the allegations against you be held against you?

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. 

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How to avoid a GMC referral

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.

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