GP will remain suspended

A Norwich GP banned from practice for reasons of “public protection” will remain suspended, a General Medical Council hearing heard today

A Norwich GP banned from practice for reasons of “public protection” will remain suspended, a General Medical Council hearing heard today

Raymond Carlisle, who had been working in cardiology and general practice, was banned on December 17, 2004, and will remain suspended until June 15 next year.

The exact nature of the GMC's investigation has not yet been revealed but a spokesman said cases were referred to the Interim Orders Panel “when a doctor is facing allegations of such a nature that it may be necessary for the protection of members of the public, or otherwise be in the public interest or in the interests of the doctor, for the doctor's registration to be restricted whilst the allegations are resolved.”

The spokesman added that considerations taken into account include preserving public trust in the medical profession and maintaining good standards of conduct and performance.