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Professor reprimanded for failing to act over fraud

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:573
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Timothy Peters, professor of clinical biochemistry department at King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, was found guilty of serious professional misconduct last week. He was given a severe reprimand by the General Medical Council for failing to take action over falsified research published by a junior doctor he was supervising.

    Professor Peters was the research supervisor of Dr Anjan Banerjee, when he was a junior doctor at King's College Hospital between 1988 and 1991. Dr Banerjee, aged 41, was suspended from practice by the GMC for 12 months last December for publishing fraudulent research (BMJ 2000;321:1429).

    When the GMC suspended him, he was already suspended from his job as consultant surgeon at …

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