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Doctor is struck off for sexual assaults on two women after GMC wins appeal

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 21 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1324
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A hospital doctor has been struck off the UK medical register for sexually assaulting two women in the guise of genuine examinations, after the General Medical Council successfully appealed against a tribunal decision to suspend him for 12 months.

Maher Khetyar, 46, was suspended last October by a medical practitioners’ tribunal, but the GMC appealed to the High Court against the decision. The judge, Mr Justice Andrew Baker, said that the tribunal had gone “badly” wrong and that erasure from the register was the only appropriate punishment.

The judge said that …

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