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GMC drops fresh misconduct charges against GP who ran out-of-hours service

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5406 (Published 04 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5406
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

The General Medical Council has dropped new misconduct charges against Ravi Sondhi, who ran an out-of-hours GP service in south London, on the eve of a week long hearing. Lawyers who represent doctors appearing before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service said it was highly unusual for a case to be dropped the afternoon before the hearing was due to start.

Sondhi was previously suspended for nearly four years. He faced a string of charges relating to the Croydoc service, which provided out-of-hours care in south London. The charges included taking unauthorised money advances from the service and failing to provide good clinical care because he was …

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