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GP who ran an out of hours locum service has most GMC charges dismissed

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4046 (Published 17 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4046
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A GP who was suspended for nearly four years and faced serious charges by the General Medical Council (GMC) has won a ruling that his fitness to practise is not impaired, after most of the allegations against him were thrown out or found to be not proved.

Ravi Sondhi, who ran a south London out of hours locum service called Croydoc, faced allegations that he dishonestly took unauthorised advances totalling £100 000 (€125 000, $170 000) from the service, failed to provide good clinical care, and dishonestly represented to fellow directors the level of doctor coverage provided.

Sondhi was suspended on an interim basis by the GMC in January 2010. The suspension was renewed periodically until September 2013 when a High Court judge refused to renew …

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