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Doctor who carried out three abortions as favour to colleague is allowed to resume unrestricted practice

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 24 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2314
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist who three times evacuated the womb of a woman who may have been carrying a viable pregnancy as a “favour” to a colleague may resume unrestricted practice after spending 18 months working under imposed conditions, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has decided.

Mohamed Al-Samarraie’s fitness to practise was judged to be impaired by a tribunal service panel in 2012, after he admitted providing inappropriate care to “patient A” in three different pregnancies over a 15 month period from 2005 to 2007.

On each occasion the woman, from Sudan, had been brought to Al-Samarraie by …

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