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Suspension of doctors

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:709

Medical suspensions may have ideological nature

  1. D B Double, consultant psychiatrist (
  1. Norfolk Mental Health Care NHS Trust, Norwich NR6 5BE

    EDITOR—Like Empey, I welcome the new guidance and directions from the Department of Health on the suspension of doctors.1 I was suspended for six months by my NHS trust, from October 2000, before the National Clinical Assessment Authority (NCAA) was established, and I had to undergo a period of supervision for a year following a recommendation from the …

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