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Professor John Walker Smith Exonerated in Autism MMR Case


MMR doctor wins High Court appeal

Press Association, Tuesday March 6 2012

Professor John Walker-Smith appealed against the General Medical Council's (GMC) determination that he was guilty of serious professional misconduct. His fight for his reputation was supported by the parents of many children with autism and bowel disease seen by him at the Royal Free Hospital, north London, up to his retirement in 2001.

Mr Justice Mitting, sitting at London's High Court, ruled the GMC decision "cannot stand". He quashed the finding of professional misconduct and the striking-off.

Calling for changes in the way GMC fitness to practise panel hearings are conducted in the future, the judge said of the flawed handling of Prof Walker-Smith's case: "It would be a misfortune if this were to happen again."


In a written ruling, the judge made it clear the judgment was the end of the case, and the GMC did not intend to appeal.

Link above and complete backstory available at http://www.ageofautism.com/ .

Read the Full UK Court Decision in John Walker Smith MMR Autism Appeal: http://www.ageofautism.com/2012/03/read-the-full-uk-court-decision-in-john-walker-smith-mmr-autism-appeal.html
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Mar 7, 2012, 11:54 AM (19 replies)
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