Locum histopathologist is struck off for clinical errors and lying

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 22 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4741
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A locum consultant histopathologist who committed a catalogue of clinical errors and lied to prospective employers about his previous job has been struck off by a panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.

Ioannis Tosounidis, who qualified in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2001, worked as a locum in autumn 2011 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Colleagues at both hospitals became concerned that Tosounidis was misdiagnosing samples.

Matters came to a head three months into his contract at Addenbrooke’s, when he was found to …

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