GMC pushes ahead with secret doctors' courts plan

Plans to hold some misconduct hearings in private look set to go ahead.

The General Medical Council looks set to press ahead with plans to hold some misconduct hearings behind closed doors.

Earlier this year the GMC launched a consultation on its plans for a fundamental reform of its fitness to practice procedures and it published the results last week.

Under new proposals, hearings in which there is no dispute over the facts of the case would be settled behind closed doors between doctors and the GMC.

This was opposed by both the Newspaper Society and the Society of Editors.

Read more at the Press Gazette.