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GP who ran out of hours service provided inadequate care, tribunal hears

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4217 (Published 28 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f4217
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A GP earning £230 000 (€270 000; $350 000) a year was 225 km away at his home in Norfolk when he should have been on call in Croydon in south London, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has been told.

Ravi Sondhi, 52, is also accused of abusing his position as financial director of Croydon Doctors on Call (Croydoc) and taking unauthorised financial advances from the service without the board’s agreement.

A fitness to practise panel at the tribunal in Manchester heard that he took the advances for himself and his wife, Salma Uddin, who also worked for the service, …

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