Civil standard will increase GP cases

June 2007
Pulse;6/7/2007, Vol. 67 Issue 22, p3
The article reports on the projection of a former General Medical Council (GMC) case examiner in increasing number of fitness-to-practice cases when new civil standards of proof set by GMC will be brought in Great Britain. General practitioner Krishna Korlipara claims that the plan of GMC in using a flexibly applied civil standard would require early stages of disciplinary proceedings. Furthermore, a 50% increase is projected on the number of doctors facing fitness-to-practice panels.


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