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Tribunal suspends GP after he told patient who was threatening suicide to go ahead

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5804 (Published 23 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5804
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A GP who told a patient to “jolly well go and do it now” after she threatened to kill herself has been suspended for three months by a fitness to practise panel.

Arun Singhal, 65, also told the patient, “If you don’t know how to do it, it’s on the internet.” He was unaware that she was secretly recording the consultation.

A panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service concluded that Singhal had probably not taken seriously the suicide threats of the woman, referred …

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