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Locum GP from Germany is struck off medical register

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 21 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3326
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    Daniel Ubani, the doctor from Germany who killed a patient with 10 times the recommended dose of diamorphine on his first day as an out of hours locum GP in Britain, has been struck off by the General Medical Council.

    In the light of his “serious and persistent failings” in the clinical care of three patients on that first day, there would remain a serious risk to patients if he stayed on the medical register, the GMC’s fitness to practise panel held. David Gray, 70, who had renal colic, was pronounced dead four hours after Dr Ubani gave him the painkiller at his home in Manea, Cambridgeshire, in February 2008 (BMJ 2010;340:c550, doi:10.1136/bmj.c550). …

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