Regina (Patel) v General Medical Council – WLR Daily

Posted April 3rd, 2013 in appeals, doctors, education, judicial review, law reports, universities by sally

Regina (Patel) v General Medical Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1938; [2013] WLR (D) 128

“A professional medical body with responsibility for registering doctors was not entitled to defeat the legitimate expectation of registration of a British resident who had undertaken a long course of study by distance learning at an overseas university, relying on e-mail assurances from the defendant body that he would be entitled to register his medical qualification once awarded on completion of all the clinical requirements. The decision to refuse him registration because the criteria for accepting overseas qualifications had since changed could not stand.”

WLR Daily, 27th March 2013