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Surgical registrar is struck off for refusing to examine three deteriorating patients

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 06 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5115
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A surgical registrar who repeatedly refused appeals from junior doctors to attend and examine three deteriorating patients has been struck off by a medical practitioners tribunal in Manchester.

Abayomi Sanusi, who did not attend his hearing, was also found to have lied in a job interview after being dismissed by South Tees NHS Foundation Trust for his clinical failings in three cases at Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

Sanusi was found to have been rude and aggressive to junior doctors and senior nurses who called him asking for help. He failed to examine sick and deteriorating patients when he had a clear duty to do so as the doctor on call, and he did not keep proper …

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