General Medical Council (Fraud or Error in Relation to Registration) Rules Order of Council 2005 comes into force

Implementation date: 1 April 2005

The Rules approved by this Order provide for the procedure to be followed where it appears that an entry in the registers of medical practitioners maintained by the General Medical Council may have been made in error or obtained fraudulently. In particular, the Rules provide for the consideration of such matters to be referred to a Registration Decisions Panel to consider at a meeting (in respect of an error allegation) or at a hearing (in respect of a fraud allegation). Provision is also made for the content of the notice of decisions, the service of notices under the Rules and how such service is to be proved. The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.