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Skin surgeon who obtained false reference from GP friend is struck off

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h409 (Published 26 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h409
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A plastic and dermatological surgeon who persuaded a GP friend in Ireland to write a false work reference for him has been struck off the UK medical register.

Farrukh Butt, 54, who qualified in Pakistan and worked for 17 years in Ireland, obtained a locum consultant post at Leeds General Infirmary by using a misleading curriculum vitae, but he soon committed a string of surgical errors that were “inconsistent with a doctor performing at the level of a consultant,” a panel of the …

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