Fitness to Practise
R (on the application of Bramhall) v General Medical Council  EWHC 3525 (Admin)
Following convictions of a liver surgeon for common assault by branding his initials on a patient’s liver, decisions made
by the General Medical Council (GMC) under the General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules Order of Council 2004 (SI
2004 No 2608) r12 to review its decision to issue him with a warning for misconduct had not been irrational. The Administrative
Court held that a decision to refer the allegation concerning his convictions to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal to consider
his fitness to practise was the default position under r5(2) and was not procedurally flawed.
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