GP is struck off for lying to police

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 16 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4864
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A GP who lied to the police and a coroner has been ordered to be struck off the medical register for bringing the profession into disrepute.

    Nigel Palmer and his practice manager, Nancy Wainwright, lied to cover up his failure to visit Eileen Gill, 82, before she died in a fire at her home in September 2007.

    Her daughter called Barnsley social services from her home in Spain a month before the fire because she was concerned that her mother, who used matches carelessly, might burn the house down.

    Social services contacted Dr Palmer’s surgery to …

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