Dr Manjula Krippendorf v The General Medical Council: PC 24 Nov 2000

(Reasons for report) When the Committee of Professional Performance was considering the standard of professional practice of a doctor, the committee should consider his actual record of practice as disclosed from the records of his practice, and should not judge the doctor against hypothetical performance in hypothetical cases. Their duties were not akin to an examination of a student. The committee had wrongly assessed the doctor on situations which had not occurred in her practice and she asserted that the tests had been on an area in which she was not practicing at the time.


Times 29-Nov-2000, [2000] UKPC 45, [2001] 1 WLR 1054


Bailii, PC, PC

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CitedDr Qureshi v The General Medical Council PC 14-Jul-2003
PC (The Committee on Professional Performance of the GMC) A complaint had been made against the doctor with regard to certain areas of his practice. The committee had ordered him to undergo assessments also of . .
CitedSadler v The General Medical Council PC 15-Jul-2003
(The Committee on Professional Performance of the GMC) The distinction drawn in Krippendorf between a practitioner’s current competence and past performance was not to be taken too far. The purpose of the assessment was not to punish the . .
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Updated: 01 June 2022; Ref: scu.159433