David Birrell

Call 2006

birrell@exchangechambers.co.uk
0845 300 7747

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Healthcare (Presenting for General Medical Council)

David has extensive experience of advising and representing the GMC at hearings before Medical Practitioners Tribunals including Fitness to Practise hearings, Review hearings, Restoration Hearings and Investigation Committee hearings.

He enjoys good relationships with instructing legal advisors and paralegals. He provides a first rate service, making himself available to offer advice and assistance over the telephone and by email, including at very short notice.

Married to a hospital doctor, David has particular insight into the work of doctors and the important role of the GMC.

Healthcare Cases

GMC v Dr L (2017).
Fitness to Practise Hearing with charges based on the Doctor’s dishonesty.  It was alleged that the doctor forged a training certificate.

GMC v Dr A (2017)
Fitness to Practise Hearing with charges based upon the Doctor’s criminal conviction for fraud against the NHS.  The case resulted in the Doctor’s erasure from the medical register.

GMC v Dr S (2016)
Restoration Hearing.  Dr S, a consultant psychiatrist, had been erased owing to improper sexual relationships with patients.  The application for restoration was refused.

GMC v Dr F (2016)
Fitness to Practise Review with charges based upon the Doctor’s alcoholism.

GMC v Dr A (2016)
Fitness to Practise Review with charges based upon the Doctor’s misconduct and dishonesty. The case resulted in the Doctor’s suspension.

GMC v Dr A (2016)
Fitness to Practise Hearing with charges based upon the Doctor’s criminal conviction for sexual assault on a patient. The case resulted in the Doctor’s erasure from the medical register.

GMC v Dr R (2016)
Investigation Committee Hearing regarding the quality of the Doctor’s record keeping. The case involved close analysis of the current and former versions of Good Medical Practice.

GMC v Dr O (2016)
Fitness to Practise Review with charges based upon the Doctor’s health. The central issue was the risk of the Doctor’s relapse into alcoholism.