Doctors and the GMC

26 March 2020

Coronavirus Act: how the emergency legislation will impact healthcare professionals

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged in the UK this week, the government rushed emergency legislation through both Houses, and the Coronavirus Act 2020 (‘the Act’) subsequently received Royal Assent on 25 March 2020.

Christina Orthodoxou

12 December 2019

Coronation Street delves into the legal problems of the GP Good Samaritan

Coronation Street character Dr Ali Neeson recently found himself facing a clinical negligence claim following his failure to diagnose appendicitis.

Shannett Thompson

21 February 2019

Do professionals have the “right to be forgotten”?

A landmark ruling published in January 2019 by Amsterdam’s District Court has allowed a Dutch surgeon’s claim against Google and Dutch data privacy watchdog, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, regarding her “right to be forgotten”. The judgement handed down in July 2018 has only been published now, as there was a dispute as to whether it should be made public given the subject matter. 

Julie Norris

12 February 2019

The MPTS considers professional boundaries after GP has a child with a former patient

Professional boundaries are an important aspect of clinical care. Registered healthcare practitioners must be able to practice within legal and ethical boundaries in respect of patients. Sarah Atkinson and Aguie Mbah write on the current case deals with a hearing before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) where the allegation against the doctor related to breaching professional boundaries. 

 

Sarah Atkinson

2 January 2019

Court of Appeal reaffirms the need for detailed medical evidence in the event of seeking an adjournment on health grounds

On 13 December 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in an appeal by the General Medical Council (the GMC) against a decision made by the High Court to allow an appeal by Dr Hayat. Dr Hayat had been erased from the medical register in February 2017. You can access our blog on the previous High court decision here

Sarah Atkinson

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