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Reasons for UK doctor’s erasure are withheld on grounds of “confidentiality”

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 30 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1831
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A doctor named Shajul Islam who qualified in 2012 has been struck off the medical register after an extraordinary hearing, conducted entirely in private with no details published about the misconduct, proved against him.

A doctor with that name and year of qualification was charged with involvement in the abduction of two journalists in Syria but was acquitted after the trial collapsed in 2013 when the prosecution offered no evidence. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service would not confirm that the doctor who was ordered to be erased …

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