MDU welcomes news that GMC will not contest member's appeal

GMC will not contest appeal involving Dr Arora.

The MDU today responded to news that the GMC will not contest the appeal of the recent Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) outcome involving a member, Dr Manjula Arora.

Dr Udvitha Nandasoma, MDU head of advisory services, said:

"We have robustly defended Dr Arora throughout this case, and we are pleased the GMC has reviewed the case and decided not to contest the appeal brought by the MDU.

"The MDU exists to defend members' interests and we thought it was particularly important to appeal Dr Arora's case in the interest of the profession. This was a case in which the outcome of the hearing seemed completely disproportionate to the allegations being made.

"We note that the GMC is reviewing its decision-making in this case and hope that lessons are learned, and that in future there is more careful consideration of whether cases such as Dr Arora's should even be referred to a hearing."

Responding to today's news, Dr Arora said:

"I would like to respectfully thank the MDU for their continued effort and support and for agreeing to appeal the MPTS determination. I would also like extend my heartfelt gratitude to all associations, organisations and medical professionals who selflessly picked up their pen or voiced their support for me. I am eternally thankful and indebted to you all."

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