Doctor is struck off for racist remarks and poor clinical performance

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 17 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6880
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A doctor has been struck off the UK medical register after he repeatedly insulted Indian colleagues and then lied to employers about the resulting investigation and suspension by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Ragheb Nouman, a 52 year old Syrian, told the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service’s fitness to practise hearing that he had acted under stress caused by the situation in his native land. But this was deemed insufficient to excuse a trail of offensive statements, some made directly to GMC investigators.

He also performed well below acceptable standards in the GMC’s clinical performance and knowledge assessments, which he was required …

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