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GP suspended for lying to cover up negligence

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 16 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:888
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A north London GP accused of forging a letter and lying in another letter to cover up negligent treatment of two patients has been suspended for 12 months by the General Medical Council.

    Dr Ahmed Abdelsalam Moneeb of Palmers Green was found to have made misleading and dishonest statements in a letter that he wrote in response to a complaint by a patient, Ms Margaret Cleary. She had said he diagnosed her with influenza over the telephone and refused to make a home visit. Ms Cleary later admitted herself to hospital and was found to have …

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