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Psychiatrist who was cleared by first tribunal is struck off

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 23 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5207
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A psychiatrist who initially escaped sanction for falsifying documents has been struck off the UK medical register after his case was sent back to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) by the High Court.

An MPTS decision in 2015 that Okwuolisa Igwilo’s fitness to practise was not impaired was overturned after a rare appeal to the High Court by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. The authority successfully argued that …

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