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Neurologist fails to quash GMC findings of research dishonesty

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1785 (Published 29 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1785
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    The former head of the multiple sclerosis research clinic at Guy’s Hospital in London has failed in a High Court bid to quash findings of research dishonesty by the General Medical Council.

    The court ruled that a GMC panel was entitled to conclude from the evidence that the consultant neurologist Mohammad Sharief was dishonest in including patients in clinical trials who failed to fit the criteria for inclusion, and in asking a research nurse to sign an internal King’s College London grant form in his name.

    But the judge, Thayne Forbes, quashed a finding of fact by the panel that Dr Sharief had forged …

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