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GP who was struck off for lying to police is allowed back on medical register

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 08 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3231
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A South Yorkshire GP who was struck off in November 2009 for lying to police and to a coroner’s inquest has been allowed back on the medical register after a fitness to practise tribunal found that he had made exceptional efforts at remediation.1

Nigel Palmer, 52, lied to cover up his failure to take action in the case of Eileen Gill, an 82 year old smoker known to be careless with matches, before she died in a fire at her home in September 2007.

Her daughter had called Barnsley social services from her home in Spain that summer to express concern about the risk. Social services …

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