Kings View Chambers is a leading chambers specialising in healthcare law and regulation. We have gained an excellent reputation for representing and defending doctors facing GMC proceedings.
Our barristers are vastly experienced and understand the complexities of the situations doctors face. We advise and represent doctors facing GMC proceedings from the outset often challenging whether there is a case to answer. We can represent doctors at interim order hearings through to substantive hearings and can appeal the decision of the GMC to the High Court.
We’re a leading public access barristers chambers specialising in healthcare law which means that you can instruct us directly without the need to go through a law firm which can incur additional unnecessary costs.
Call us to defend your reputation and career on 020 7060 1221.
Fitness to practise
When a complaint is made about a doctor, the General Medical Council (GMC) may investigate the doctor’s conduct to establish whether there has been a breach of the professional standards set by the GMC.
If the GMC decides to investigate the complaint the doctor is notified, given details of the complaint and invited to comment on the incident at this stage.
During the investigation, the GMC will gather all the relevant evidence that could include taking evidence from the person or body who made the complaint, any witnesses, the doctor’s employer.
If the GMC believes that the conduct of a doctor poses an immediate risk to the public, it can call an interim order tribunal hearing. The tribunal can restrict or suspend a doctor’s work while the investigation is ongoing.
At the conclusion of the investigation, the GMC will do one of the following:
- take no further action
- issue a warning
- set out actions to be taken
- pass the matter to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) for a fitness to practise hearing
If the complaint is referred to the MPTS, the tribunal will examine the evidence, determine whether there is a problem with the doctor’s fitness to practise and, if relevant, deliver a sanction.
Protect your career and reputation with us
Kings View Chambers is a leading chambers specialising in healthcare law and regulation who have gained an excellent reputation for representing and defending doctors facing GMC proceedings.
We regularly advise doctors and understand the significance and impact complaints can have on the reputation and career of a doctor. A well-prepared case is essential to ensure the best outcome for you, your career and professional reputation. It is imperative that you seek legal advice from someone who specialises in GMC defence work.
If you have been notified by the GMC that you’re under investigation or are facing difficulties with your registration, call us today for a free initial consultation.