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GP is struck off for a string of hurried and wrong diagnoses

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 20 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5676
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A 72 year old locum GP who made a string of hurried and wrong diagnoses has been struck off the medical register after he refused to undertake a clinical audit of his work or provide any evidence that he had kept his skills up to date.

Jagjit Singh Pawar, who trained in India, worked as a single handed GP in Gravesend, Kent for nearly 20 years until 1999 before resigning and taking on various locum posts across the south of England.

But a pattern of complaints from patients and employers between 2011 and 2013 led the General Medical Council (GMC) to investigate a number of his consultations carried …

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