The Right Honourable Sir Anthony Hooper was asked by the General Medical Council (GMC) on 5 September 2014 to conduct an independent review of how the GMC engage with individuals who regard themselves as whistleblowers. The terms of reference were:
“To conduct a review of how the General Medical Council handles cases involving individuals who regard themselves as whistleblowers and who have appropriately raised concerns in the public interest.
These are individuals:
- whose fitness to practise is being investigated or determined under the General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules 2004; or
- who have reported such a concern to the GMC.”
This is the report by the Right Honourable Sir Anthony Hooper to the GMC presented on the 19th March 2015.