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Medical examiners – A waiting game

A long gestation Whilst it was the Shipman Inquiry that started the recent debate on medical examiners, Professor Peter Furness of the Royal College of Pathologists noted that it was a Parliamentary Committee Report in 1894 which first identified the potential…

Are interim orders relevant to final sanction?

In a number of previous articles we considered the relevance of interim or immediate orders for suspension to the determination of an appropriate and proportionate sanction fitness to practise cases which do not raise patient safety concerns, sometimes referred to…

Post-Ivey dishonesty cases – A scoreless draw

For all the commentary which they attracted, the Supreme Court’s comments on the Ghosh test in its judgment on Ivey were obiter. In DPP v Patterson[1] Leveson P observed they were ‘clearly obiter, and as a matter of precedent the court…