serious professional misconduct

serious professional misconduct

the offence committed by certain professionals within their own code that justifies sanctions, including striking from their professional register. The most frequently encountered usage is in connection with the discipline of medical doctors by the General Medical Council. The concept is also used by, among others, dentists and pharmacists.
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Mr Naasan was found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council.
He was wrongly prescribed methadone by a prison medical officer who was subsequently struck off for serious professional misconduct.
O'Neill, 37, faces charges of serious professional misconduct.
A LEADING paediatrician who accused a father of murdering his sons has been found guilty of serious professional misconduct.
In 1990 the MDU helped 36 doctors with GMC complaints, with two found guilty of serious professional misconduct.
The General Medical Council will next week probe "alleged serious professional misconduct" at a hearing into the same cases.
Anaesthetist Paul Galea, 54, was instead suspended for four months after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct at a GMC hearing in London.
Steve Clark, 42, said in a statement after the verdict: ``It is a sad day when a doctor is dragged before his professional body, is found guilty of serious professional misconduct and has sanctions imposed upon him.
His blunder was "serious professional misconduct" according to the General Medical Council's disciplinary body.
The GMC is considering whether Prof Southall's actions amount to serious professional misconduct and whether he should be struck off.
He denies serious professional misconduct. The General Medical Council hearing continues.
Two doctors who failed to carry out routine tests on a man who later needed an eye removed because of a tumour were yesterdayfound guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council.
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