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GP who worked as locum in Cornwall is struck off for inadequate care of three patients

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 10 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6076
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A German GP who worked as an out-of-hours locum in Cornwall has been struck off the UK medical register for providing inadequate care to three patients in 2013 and 2014.

Klaas Bogena, who had practised for decades as a GP in Bremen, did not attend his hearing at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester.

But the panel heard in evidence answers that he had given during an investigation by Serco Health—the company that employed him in Cornwall—into his clinical work. Serco’s medical director referred Bogena to the General Medical Council (GMC).

“The tribunal was in no …

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