Tribunal was “unduly lenient” over psychiatrist’s deception, says High CourtBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1588 (Published 16 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1588
- Clare Dyer
- The BMJ
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service made an error of judgment in finding that the fitness to practise of a psychiatrist who falsified dozens of documents was not impaired, a High Court judge has ruled.
The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care brought a rare High Court appeal after a tribunal decided that Okwuolisa Igwilo should not face a sanction for an “isolated period of dishonesty that occurred against a background of severe personal stress.”
Igwilo unsuccessfully applied in 2010 for entry to the General Medical Council’s specialist register for forensic psychiatrists, …