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GP is struck off for dishonesty and insulting treatment of patients and staff

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 10 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1798
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A GP has been struck off the UK medical register after 22 allegations of dishonesty, insulting treatment of staff, and disrespectful references to patients and a fellow doctor were found proved against him by a medical practitioners tribunal.

Khashayar Ghaharian had described patients as “fuckers” and “pieces of shit,” the tribunal found. He called one receptionist “a fat blob” and another “thick,” and he said of a doctor with a practice in the same building that he “hated him and hoped he fucking died.”

Ghaharian, who was born in Iran but qualified at the University of London in 1997, was a singlehanded practitioner in Wollaton, Nottingham. He and several receptionists worked …

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