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Psychiatrist is suspended for a year for abusing position at GMC

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d272 (Published 14 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d272
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A consultant psychiatrist has been suspended from practice for a year for abusing his position as a medical examiner and supervisor for the UK General Medical Council to try to get special treatment for a colleague who was caught drink driving.

Kenneth Checinski, a senior lecturer in the psychiatry of addictive behaviour at St George’s, University of London, concealed his “close personal relationship” with the fellow consultant when he asked the GMC to lift restrictions …

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