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Cross border regulation of doctors

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 30 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3502
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent1,
  2. Annette Tuffs, journalist2
  1. 1BMJ
  2. 2Heidelberg

    Regulatory loopholes mean foreign locum doctors who err in the UK could still be free to work at home, say Clare Dyer and Annette Tuffs

    The authorities in Germany that could have removed Daniel Ubani’s licence to practise have dropped proceedings against him. They have instead accepted a legally binding undertaking from Ubani that he will not work abroad again. This is despite the General Medical Council’s decision to strike him off the UK register.

    Dr Ubani, who practises cosmetic medicine in Germany, killed 70 year old Mr Gray by giving him 10 times the recommended dose …

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