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GP is suspended for failing to provide shared care for child over nine year period

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4238 (Published 01 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4238
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A GP has been suspended for 12 months by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) after he failed to take active steps to safeguard the health of a child cancer survivor who was missing appointments and growth targets.

Jaffar Shah, a partner at Darlaston Health Centre near Walsall, West Midlands, admitted repeatedly breaching the shared care protocol agreed between him and Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the case of patient “X” and failing to immunise her despite direct requests from her specialists.

X, now in her late teens, was …

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