UK doctors’ regulator strikes off GP for persistent dishonesty

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 10 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7414
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A partner in a general practice in Hampshire has been struck off for persistent dishonesty after being arrested and cautioned for presenting a forged prescription in the name of a fictitious patient, which purported to be signed by a former colleague.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found that Madappuliavatchige Sumidu Nishan Fernando, who qualified at Leeds University in 2003, lied to his practice partners about the reason for his arrest, claiming that it related to a road traffic offence.

He also failed to declare two previous periods of employment that had been …

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