General Medical Council

General Medical Council guidance:

What is a review hearing? The rules relating to review hearings are contained in rules 18–22 of the General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules Order of Council...

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Initial investigation The General Medical Council (GMC) normally only investigates complaints that could require action to remove or restrict a doctor's right to...

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No action The power to take no action following a finding of impairment survives the introduction of the latest edition of the General Medical Council (GMC) and Medical...

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Objectives and proportionality The main reason for imposing sanctions is to protect the public. This is the ‘overarching objective’ which now has statutory footing. It...

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Immediate orders following determination on sanction Where a sanction has been imposed, it will not take effect until after the end of the 28-day appeal period, and...

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Procedure before a Medical Practitioners Tribunal The role of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal (MPT) (formerly known as the Fitness to Practise Panel), is to determine...

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Review, revocation and extension of interim orders An interim order is an order made by the General Medical Council (GMC) interim orders tribunal suspending or imposing...

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The role of the GMC The General Medical Council (GMC) is the independent regulator for doctors in the UK. The legal basis of the GMC's power derives from the Medical Act...

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Referral to the GMC case examiners At the conclusion of the initial investigation stage, if the Registrar of the General Medical Council (GMC) considers that a doctor's...

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Interim orders tribunals An interim orders tribunal (IOT), which was previously known as an Interim Orders Panel, is constituted under Schedule 1 of the Medical Act 1983...

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The Investigation Committee The Investigation Committee considers allegations referred to it by the Registrar of the General Medical Council (GMC). Its procedures are...

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