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German out of hours locum has conditions placed on practice because of deficient performance

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 07 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3727
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A German GP who worked 13 hour shifts of up to 24 days in a row as an out of hours locum in southern England has had conditions imposed on his registration, after a finding that his fitness to practise was impaired because of misconduct and deficient professional performance.

Volker Bornmann attracted several complaints from patients who said that he wrongly diagnosed their illness or treated them dismissively during telephone triage or face to face consultations. The complaints led one of the four trusts and agencies that used his services, Hampshire Primary Care Trust, to open an investigation.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found …

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