June 2013 Archive

Kibe v NMC (2013) EWHC (Admin) 3 May 2013

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It was alleged that in an application form for a new post, that the registrant failed to disclose that she had been dismissed from her previous employer due to capability issues. The issue came to light when performance concerns arose in the new post. More …

Spencer v General Osteopathic Council [2012] EWHC 3147 (Admin)

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A finding of 'unacceptable professional conduct' did not automatically follow from a breach of a professional code of practise, in this case involving an Osteopath who had admitted a failure to complete adequate records. More …

General Dental Council v Jamous

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The defendant was offering tooth whitening. He argued that tooth whitening products were available therefore the practice was comparable to parents cleaning their children’s teeth. More …

Bamgbelu v General Dental Council

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In order to demonstrate that deficits identified in a registrant's practice have been rectified, a registrant must ensure that where conditions have been set by a regulatory body, all measures have been taken to complete these. More …

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Mary-Jo Teague

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Mary-Jo Teague, a paediatric nurse employed by Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (the Trust), was issued with a six month conditions of practice order as a result of her failure to provide adequate care to Child A. More …

Houshian v General Medical Council [2012] EWHC

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This High Court decision serves as a reminder that suspension orders made on an interim basis by reason of protecting the public interest are at risk of being overturned on appeal. Where an Interim Suspension Order (ISO) is imposed on this ground, the Judgment should include full and detailed reasons to demonstrate that proportionality has been properly considered. More …

GDC v Florescu, Sebastian

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Dentist suspended for 6 months for viewing inappropriate images on his computer at work. More …

McDaid v NMC [2013] EWHC 586 Submitting new evidence at appeal

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A registered midwife appealed a decision of a fitness to practice panel pursuant to Articles 29(9) and 38 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001. More …

Sokunbi v Health Professions Council [2013] EWHC 672

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The High Court has upheld the findings of the Conduct and Competency Committee of the Health Professions Council (HPC), making clear that even where decisions and findings are made on the basis of mainly documentary evidence, the Courts will still be hesitant to interfere with the carefully considered Judgment of a fitness to practise panel. More …

Wisson v HPC (2013)

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Mr Wisson, a podiatrist was accused of acting inappropriately towards a female colleague in April 2009 as he discussed matters of a sexual nature with her and showed her a pornographic video on his mobile telephone. More …