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Psychiatrist is suspended from medical register for dishonesty

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 25 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1151
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    Adam Osborne, brother of the United Kingdom’s shadow chancellor George Osborne, has been suspended from the medical register for six months for misconduct.

    Dr Osborne’s suspension was imposed by the General Medical Council with immediate effect, preventing him from taking up a new psychiatry job he had been due to start in April with Central and North West London NHS foundation trust.

    He was found guilty of dishonesty in prescribing haloperidol and lorazepam under a false name for a cocaine addicted escort girl with whom he had been having a relationship.

    Alyson Leslie, chairman of the GMC fitness to practise panel, said …

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