Local government will review doctor struck off in UK, German medical association says

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 25 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4653
  1. Ned Stafford
  1. 1Hamburg

    Officials of a regional government in Germany are to review the case of Daniel Ubani, a German doctor who was struck off the UK medical register earlier this year after killing a patient with 10 times the recommended dose of diamorphine while working as a locum GP in Britain in 2008, according to the Westfalen-Lippe Medical Association.

    The association had planned to hold a fitness to practise hearing concerning Dr Ubani on 18 August. But Markus Wenning, medical managing director of the Münster based association, said that it had to cancel the hearing after a local administrative court ruled that only the regional government of Arnsberg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, has the authority to officially determine a doctor’s fitness to continue practising medicine.

    Dr Wenning told the BMJ that the regional government had previously reviewed Dr …

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