Fitness to practise panel clears GP after it found accuser’s evidence “implausible”

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 25 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5883
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A GP has been cleared of misconduct after a fitness to practise panel found the evidence of the fellow GP who reported him to the General Medical Council to be “wholly implausible.”

In his evidence to the GMC Mahmood Hossain, 72, said that Allswell Eno had accused him of being an alcoholic who was drunk at work, threatened to have him struck off, and assaulted him, throwing him through the door of his consulting room. But a panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester found “numerous inconsistencies” between Hossain’s oral evidence, his referral letter to the GMC, and his witness statement.

Hossain, who was working as a locum GP …

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