Our view was the doctor's name should have been erased from the medical register following the panel's finding of serious professional misconduct." Niall Dickson on the Barton case
If the GMC panel's are independent of the GMC, the GMC would not have a view of the possible outcome of the case. But that comment suggests that the GMC did have a view of outcome.
We know the GMC recruits panelists, selects panelists for each case, briefs them in advance, provides advice throughout cases, audits their verdicts and pays them between £300 and £500 a day
The GMC must decide the outcome in advance of the case because an adjudicator (The Panel) should not communicate with the investigator (The GMC).
Therefore - GMC panel verdicts are predetermined!
For those who know even a little law, this goes against every principle of natural justice.
We can therefore assume that the panellists were briefed to give the verdict they did
Niall Dickson having a "Nelson Moment"
Like Nelson expecting every man to do his duty, Niall Dickson expects every GMC panellist to do GMC bidding. He has only been there a month and already he understands how the GMC works
Plus la change, Plus la meme choseCopyright (c) Nasty Gnome Party