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Ophthalmologist who filed 99 claims against NHS trusts acted vexatiously and wasted resources, GMC says

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i725 (Published 04 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i725
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

An ophthalmologist who filed 99 employment tribunal claims against 15 NHS trusts around England within 10 months has been found guilty of misconduct by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.

Farhan Hussain Zaidi alleged that, when he applied for consultant posts, the trusts discriminated against him on grounds of religion, race, and age and because he blew the whistle over patient safety concerns. He issued 76 separate claims against Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London alone.

The tribunal concluded that his claims, filed between October 2012 and July 2013 and later withdrawn, made “a number of very serious allegations against colleagues,” including NHS managers, without …

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