It means you or someone on your behalf accepted the claim against you. Usually, you or someone on your behalf will then have paid compensation to the patient or their representative without the claim being heard at court.
What does a claim being 'upheld' mean?
It means that the claim against you was heard in court and the court agreed with the claim that your practice was negligent.
The General Medical Council
We help to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving and exceeding those standards, and take action when they are not met.