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Junior doctor is struck off over false research claims

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2637 (Published 30 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2637
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A junior doctor who was suspended for dishonesty in 2011 has been struck off after making false claims in an abstract for a conference presentation.

Harman Mattu, who qualified at the University of London in 2006, told “blatant lies” in an abstract for presentation at an Imperial College clinical education conference, a medical practitioners tribunal heard.

While working at West Middlesex Hospital in London in 2015 he developed a statement of clinical guidelines with four junior colleagues, which was intended to be uploaded to an app. But he did not credit the others in the abstract he submitted to the conference.

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