What is 'multiple jeopardy'?

A doctor may be subject to many investigations arising from a single clinical incident - patient complaint, disciplinary inquiry, GMC complaint, claim for negligence and even a police investigation. We call this multiple jeopardy.

Members can call us for assistance before a trial, fitness to practise panel or coroner's inquest/fatal accident inquiry. Our medico-legal advisers can support and help to prepare statements, as well as arrange legal representation where needed.

This page was correct at publication on 20/01/2022. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.