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Long hours locum doctor is struck off after failing to address shortcomings

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 16 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3953
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A German GP who worked 13 hour shifts for as many as 24 days in a row as an out of hours locum in southern England has been struck off after producing no evidence that he tried to address the deficiencies identified last year in a fitness to practise hearing.

Volker Bornmann’s case aroused media attention last June because of allegations that he had risked deficient performance by working excessive hours. A string of patient complaints were made against him during a single nine day stint of 13 hour …

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