At the time of writing, the judgments in the following recent cases had not yet been published.

Oluyemi v Nursing & Midwifery Council (03.02.2015)

A Nigerian nurse who had obtained work in the UK using a forged passport and immigration documents had been struck off. She was unsuccessful in her attempt to have that decision overturned on the basis that the disciplinary panel had failed to have regard to a reflective statement she had submitted, and that the sanction of striking off had been disproportionate and excessive.

Abiodun v Nursing & Midwifery Council (03.02.2015)

A nurse who had dishonestly given false references when applying for a nursing role had been struck off. She appealed on the basis that it had been her first offence and the conduct in question was not relevant to her competence as a nurse. She also argued that, at the time of the misconduct, she had been manipulated as a result of an affair. The Administrative Court found that there were no grounds on which the disciplinary panel's decision could be interfered with.

Khan v General Medical Council (28.01.2015)

A doctor was convicted of fraud and theft in relation to prescription forms and sentenced to nine months' imprisonment. He was then struck off by a GMC disciplinary panel. The Administrative Court found that striking off had not been disproportionate in the circumstances as these included prolonged dishonesty and a lack of candour, insight and remorse.

Gbidi v Nursing & Midwifery Council (20.01.2015)

A conduct and competence committee of the NMC found that a nurse's failure to mention previous employment on a job application, due to the risk of an unfavourable reference being given by that employer, had amounted to dishonesty. The nurse was found guilty of serious misconduct involving dishonesty and a caution order was imposed for three years. The Administrative Court found that there was no basis on which to challenge the committee's decision.

Howells v General Medical Council (16.01.2015)

An anaesthetist returned to practice after a four-year break, following which concerns were raised about his professional competence. An interim order was imposed placing restrictions on his practice. His application to have that order discharged on the basis that it was unfair and disproportionate failed, as the Court was not satisfied that the interim order panel had been wrong to make its order.

Shanker v General Medical Council (13.01.2015)

A doctor applied for an extension of the deadline in which to appeal against a decision of the GMC's fitness to practise panel, citing the decision in Adesina v NMC [2013] EWCA Civ 818 that an absolute and strict application of the time limits had breached Article 6 ECHR. However, his application was unsuccessful on the basis that Adesina did not apply retrospectively to a case which had already been decided and, in any event, his case did not come close to meeting the "exceptional circumstances" required.