Balance of Probabilities
The GMC/MPTS applies the civil standard of proof when determining whether the facts alleged against a doctor are proved. The civil standard of proof is known as the Balance of Probabilities.
For a tribunal to find a fact proved against a doctor the GMC must prove that the case against the doctor more probably occurred than did not, taking into account inherent probabilities of a situation arising.
See our in-depth article on the balance of probabilities in GMC/MPTS proceedings. The balance of probabilities applies during fact finding stages of tribunal and committee proceedings.
See also the Standard of Proof, which requires the GMC to prove its case against a doctor.
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