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GP is struck off for dishonestly providing sick notes for children

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 30 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5211
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A now retired GP has been struck off the medical register for dishonestly providing sick notes for two schoolchildren over a three year period and giving diagnoses that were not clinically indicated, without examining the children or recording the notes in their records.

Therese Shortall, who qualified in 1970, had no previous history with the General Medical Council, and the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel said that it gained “no satisfaction from removing …

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