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Obstetrician who altered notes of patient who had stillbirth is struck off

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 05 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1539
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A specialty doctor in obstetrics and gynaecology who altered a patient’s notes to deflect blame after a stillbirth has been struck off by a medical practitioners tribunal.

Aamir Iqbal Malik’s retrospective alteration of the notes, to make it seem that he had told midwives to restart monitoring the fetal heartbeat sooner than he had, might have gone unnoticed had not one of the midwives photocopied the original, the tribunal heard.

Malik was not accused of causing the death of the fetus or any harm to the mother, a 23 year old woman in her first pregnancy who was admitted by ambulance to Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield, in December 2015. …

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