Doctors from time to time face allegations of plagiarism. On occasions acts of plagiarism are admitted, while on many other occasions such allegations are denied. A university or other educational establishment or journal may take disciplinary proceedings against a doctor and may refer them to the GMC. Doctors Defence Service advises doctors and student doctors in relation to allegations of plagiarism at university level, in GMC proceedings, and in relation to journals. On occasions articles will require an urgently submitted erratum. On rare occasions a submitted journal article or essay may have to be withdrawn. In rare instance the journal will have to publish a retraction notice.
For further legal advice and guidance in relation to plagiarism issues, contact Doctors Defence Service.