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The General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2003

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PART 3THE MEDICAL ACT 1983 (AMENDMENT) ORDER 2002

23.—(1) This Part shall apply in place of article 18(1) and (2), until paragraph 10 of Schedule 1 to the Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 2002(1) is brought into force.

(2) Where it comes to the notice of the Registrar of the GMC that a person whose name is included in the General Practitioner Register or the Specialist Register is—

(a)no longer a registered medical practitioner; or

(b)suspended from the register of medical practitioners kept under section 2 of the Medical Act, under any provision of that Act,

the Registrar shall remove that person’s name from the General Practitioner Register or the Specialist Register (as the case may be) and shall send him notice of having done so.

(3) Where it comes to the notice of the Registrar of the GMC that a person removed from the General Practitioner Register or the Specialist Register pursuant to paragraph (2)—

(a)is once again a registered medical practitioner, in respect of a person whose name has been removed pursuant to sub-paragraph (2)(a); or

(b)is no longer suspended from the register of medical practitioners kept under section 2 of the Medical Act (unless his name has been erased from that register), in respect of a person whose name has been removed from the General Practitioner Register or the Specialist Register pursuant to sub-paragraph (2)(b),

the Registrar shall, if that person so requests, include that person’s name in the Specialist Register or the General Practitioner Register (as the case may be) and shall send him notice of having done so.

(4) Where—

(a)a person’s name has been removed from the General Practitioner Register or the Specialist Register pursuant to this Part; and

(b)following the coming into force of paragraph 10 of Schedule 1 to the Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 2002, that person becomes a registered medical practitioner,

the Registrar of the GMC shall treat that person as if he was removed from the appropriate Register pursuant to article 18(1) of this Order, and the procedure in article 18(2) shall accordingly apply to that person.

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