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“Dangerous” locum surgeon is struck off medical register

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d649 (Published 31 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d649
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A “dangerous” surgeon who held 14 locum posts in one year, not one of which was renewed, has been struck off by the UK General Medical Council with immediate effect.

Lucius Okere’s practice was “of an appallingly low standard; was seriously lacking, even with respect to basic medical and surgical skills and procedures; and was not only incompetent, but dangerous,” a GMC fitness to practise panel decided.

Dr Okere, 53, who was originally from Nigeria but …

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