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Anaesthetist is struck off UK register after colleagues found he had been dismissed in Ireland

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g242 (Published 14 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g242
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A Hungarian anaesthetist who concealed his proposed erasure from the medical register of Ireland when applying for locum work in England has been struck off by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.

Laszlo Ruscsak applied to work for UK Specialist Hospitals Limited (UKSH) South West in November 2011, a month after an Irish Medical Council panel recommended his erasure for poor professional performance and professional misconduct. He was hired after answering no to a question that asked whether he had been the subject of any investigation or proceedings by a foreign regulatory body.

But a colleague searched his name on the internet and found …

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