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Ophthalmologist who tried to deflect blame onto others is struck off

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 25 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4761
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A locum ophthalmologist who attempted to blame other doctors for her own inappropriate prescribing has been struck off the UK’s medical register.

Bhavdip Gill was in her first week as a locum staff grade doctor in ophthalmology for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in summer 2009 when she saw “patient A,” a woman in her late 40s who came to the accident and emergency department with a severely inflamed eye.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found that Gill did not take a proper history, failed to record the woman’s diabetes or to consider an infective cause, and prescribed steroids without obtaining informed …

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