In the case of Towughantse v GMC, the appellant was a consultant paediatric surgeon subject to a hearing before a Medical Practitioners Tribunal (“MPT”) after a General Medical Council (“GMC”) investigation into his fitness to practise. The MPT determined that the appellant’s acts and omissions contributed to the avoidable death of a new-born baby in 2013.
We can all accept as read that the pandemic has already led to a number of fundamental changes in relation to the way in which we work, with more to come. One in five small businesses are considering, or have already implemented, a revised working week. As the rollout of the vaccine programme progresses, the next challenge facing businesses is whether to allow employees to return to the office on a full-time basis, continue working from home, or provide employees with the option of a hybrid of both.
MS v General Teaching Council for Scotland  CSIH 17:
This interesting appeal, before the Second Division of the Inner House, considered whether the respondent's Fitness to Practise Panel had given adequate consideration to the Appellant's Asperger's when assessing his fitness to practise.
Spring is in the air; the vaccination programme is well under way and with the increasing relaxation of restrictions over the next few weeks, things are edging closer to some semblance of life as we knew it. However, as minds turn to reopening workplaces, health and safety issues remain as important as ever.