Stephen’s work as a leading GMC fitness to practise defence barrister has been referenced in a new book focussing on the mental health of doctors.
In her recently published book, Beneath the White Coat: Doctors, Their Minds and Mental Health, Dr Clare Gerada referenced Stephen’s extensive work on GMC fitness to practise published on https://www.fitnesstopractise.uk/.
In particular, Dr Gerada referenced Stephen’s views and analysis as to why a GMC referral feels particularly traumatic for doctors. Her reference to his work relates to the section of work on https://www.fitnesstopractise.uk/ dealing with:
“The trauma experienced by a doctor facing a full GMC investigation cannot be overstated – and the phrase ‘second victim’ is very apt here. A GMC investigation is a very dark cloud that looms large over the whole of your personal and professional life for a substantial period of time, even if your fitness to practise is eventually found not to be impaired and no sanctions are imposed.”