GP fails in attempt to reverse decision to suspend his practice

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 31 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1772
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

The Care Standards Tribunal of England and Wales has upheld the first decision by the healthcare regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to suspend a general practice from providing services.

The regulator suspended the south London practice of Mujib ul Haq Khan for four months in January 2015 after “serious concerns about patient safety,” in the first use of this enforcement power against a GP. NHS England temporarily distributed the 790 patients of the Granville Road Surgery in Southfields among other local practices.

The tribunal’s jurisdiction covers appeals against a wide range of decisions on registration in the health, education, and social care fields, including decisions …

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