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Dr Michael Richardson: Correction issued by Chris Bown, Temporary Chief Officer, HCS

06 October 2023

In a social media post yesterday by former Senator Terry Le Main, a claim was made that Dr Michael Richardson had been ‘reinstated with immediate effect’. This is incorrect: whilst Dr Richardson continues to be an employee, his clinical practice remains restricted as a result of a recent General Medical Council (GMC) hearing, which is a matter of public record. This means he is not engaged in any clinical work.

The summary conditions imposed by the Interim Orders Tribunal of the General Medical Council for Dr Richardson can be found on the GMC website: Michael Robert RICHARDSON (2620334) – Doctor’s details page - GMC ( In the interest of helping Islanders understand what this means, some of these conditions are outlined below:

  • He must get the approval of the GMC before starting work in a non-NHS post or setting
  • He must only work in a service that does not include rheumatology
  • He must only prescribe, administer, and have primary responsibility for drugs under arrangements that have been agreed by his responsible officer (or their nominated deputy)
  • He must be supervised in all of his posts by a clinical supervisor, who must be appointed by his responsible officer (or their nominated deputy). He must provide a report from his clinical supervisor in advance of, or at, his next review hearing. He must not work until: his responsible officer (or their nominated deputy) has appointed his clinical supervisor and approved his supervision arrangements; and he has personally ensured that the GMC has been notified of these arrangements

Patients are encouraged to attend any appointments that have been made.

Patients requiring further information about this matter can contact the Patient Advisory and Liaison Service by email, on, or by telephone on 01534 443515.

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