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Appeals from FTP panels

The introduction of lay members on to GMC Panels did not justify a more interventionist role by Judges, nor did it justify a departure from long established principles on the proper approach to appeals from professional disciplinary bodies. Per Mrs Justice Lang in Martin v General Medical Council [2011] EWHC 3024 (Admin).
The learned judge rejected the appellant doctor’s argument that, since the three person Panel comprised two lay members, the degree of deference or respect afforded to the Panel should be less, because the members were not medical specialists.


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