Doctor's suspension after questioning the severity of Covid 19 did not breach his Article 10 rights | 20 Nov 2023 | This was an appeal by a doctor against a decision of the medical practitioners’ tribunal that he was guilty of misconduct. He also appealed against the tribunal's decision to suspend his registration for six months... The GMC considered that A was guilty of misconduct and demonstrated impairment of his fitness to practise. It referred to the GMC's "Good Medical Practice" and its guidance on "Doctors' use of social media" and concluded that immediate suspension of D's registration was appropriate. Before the Tribunal, the GMC argued that A had used his position as a doctor in the UK to promote his opinions... The medical practitioners’ tribunal had not erred in finding that a doctor's use of his position to promote his negative opinions on the existence and credibility of the COVID-19 disease constituted misconduct and demonstrated impairment of his fitness to practise.