302. Preliminary procedure.

302.     Preliminary procedure.

As soon as is reasonably practicable after referral of an allegation1 for consideration by case examiners2, the registrar3 must write to the practitioner4: (1) informing him of the allegation and stating the matters which appear to raise a question as to whether his fitness to practise is impaired5; (2) providing him with copies of any documents received by the General Medical Council6 in support of the allegation7; (3) inviting him to respond to the allegation with written8 representations within the period of 28