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UK doctor is suspended after certifying taxi drivers without seeing medical records

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 22 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3981
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

An associate specialist in orthopaedics and part time out-of-hours GP has been suspended from the UK medical register for a month after he admitted to certifying 127 taxi drivers as fit to drive a cab without seeing their medical records.

Bimal Singh assessed prospective taxi drivers in Hartlepool and Middlesbrough over a nine month period, a task normally undertaken by the driver’s own GP. On each report, he falsely signed a declaration that he had seen their medical records.

Singh failed to tell his primary or …

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