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Psychiatrist is investigated by GMC

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 12 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:699
  1. Norman Swan
  1. Sydney

    A psychiatrist who has been struck off medical registers in both Canada and Australia is now under investigation by the General Medical Council in Britain. The case has highlighted the fact that different registration bodies have no formal mechanism for sharing information about doctors who have been excluded from practice.

    The GMC investigation is believed to be in part related to the distribution in Britain of a forged letter from the South African Medical and Dental Council falsely claiming that a leading Australian researcher had been deregistered for narcotics trafficking.

    The saga of Dr Ashoka Prasad goes back at …

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