HC Deb 18 November 1957 vol 578 cc31-2
55. Mr. Collins

asked the Minister of Health if, in cases where doctors in the National Health Service have been severely censured and fined, he will refer the cases to the General Medical Council so that they can consider whether the doctors have been guilty of infamous conduct in any professional sense.

Mr. Walker-Smith

It is already the practice to send to the General Medical Council particulars of all cases which, it seems, may come within their purview.

Mr. Collins

Does that cover the point raised in the Question? Does it mean that when a doctor has been heavily censured in that way his name automatically would be submitted to the General Medical Council?

Mr. Walker-Smith

I think that if the hon. Gentleman will be good enough to study Rule 12 of the Medical Disciplinary Committee Procedure Rules of the General Medical Council, he will see what is the procedure laid down for referring such matters to the Council.

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