French surgeon is struck off after “actively disengaging from the regulatory process”

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 22 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5418
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A French orthopaedic surgeon, whose registration with the General Medical Council was suspended for practising in the UK without a licence, has been struck off after he stopped responding to regulatory authorities.

Xavier Ohl, who qualified at the University of Reims in 2008, was described by a senior doctor as “one of the brightest young orthopaedic surgeons of his generation” and invited to the UK to do clinical and research work. He was given full registration and put on the specialist register, but had …

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