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GMC decision on Egyptian doctor overturned by High Court

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:310
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

A doctor who was struck off the medical register by the General Medical Council for using forged prescriptions to obtain morphine and other drugs had the penalty quashed and a 12 month suspension substituted by the High Court in London last week.

Sammy Abrahaem, who qualified in Egypt but had practised in the United Kingdom for more than eight years, admitted taking blank prescription forms while working as a locum specialist registrar at Bedford Hospital and as a locum consultant physician at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent. He …

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