Helen Webberley vs General Medical Council
Appeal at the High Court against sanctions
Helen Webberley is appealing the sanctions applied by the Medical Practitioner’s Tribunal Service (MPTS). Dr Webberley was found guilt of misconduct and was suspended for a period of two months. Sanctions may have consequences in terms of licensure, insurance and other matters.
Our previous coverage can be found via these links:
Tribunal of Dr H Webberley Facts Stage
Tribunal of Dr H Webberley Impairment & Sanctions
Submissions are scheduled for one day.
Judgement was reserved; the judge will deliberate, draft any order and then circulate to the parties before publication.
Update 31st March 2023 - Helen Webberley succeeded in her appeal. The judgement from Mr Justice Jay can be found here.
HW - Helen Webberley of Gender GP
GMC - General Medical Council
MPTS - Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service
J - Judge
AB - appellant’s (HW) barrister
PM - Peter Mant respondents (GMC) barrister
PC - Patient C, born female, first seen by HW for gender dysphoria aged 10 years, 9 months.
Parents/mother - of PC.
Live tweet threads
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31st March 2023
Gender GP - A Statement by Doctor Helen Webberley
BBC News - Transgender children GP: Helen Webberley wins suspension appeal
Irish Times - GP who ran transgender clinic wins appeal after misconduct finding
PA Media - GP who ran transgender clinic wins appeal after misconduct finding
Independent - GP who ran transgender clinic wins appeal after misconduct finding
The Telegraph - GP who prescribed puberty blockers to children can practise medicine again
Manchester Evening News - 'We can raise the bar for gender-affirming healthcare': GP wins high court appeal after being suspended for misconduct at transgender clinic
South Gwent Argus - Gwent GP who ran transgender clinic wins appeal after misconduct finding
14 March 2023
BBC - Transgender children GP: Helen Webberley appeals suspension
Express and Star - GP who ran clinic for trans patients awaits ruling after challenging suspension
Irish Times - GP who ran transgender clinic begins High Court appeal
1 July 2022
The BMJ - GP who ran a gender identity clinic online is suspended for two months
30 June 2022
BBC - Transgender children GP: Helen Webberley suspended for misconduct
6 May 2022
Abergabenny Chronicle - GP ‘competent’ to provide child transgender care, says tribunal
South Wales Argus - GenderGP founder Dr Helen Webberley tribunal findings
26 July 2021
Wales Online - Doctor accused of failing to provide good clinical care to three child patients
25 July 2021
Manchester Evening News - GP facing tribunal for running illegal transgender clinic which gave puberty blockers to kids insists she is ‘fighting for what is right’