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Locum GP who gave poor care to five patients is struck off

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 11 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2125
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

An out of hours locum GP who gave substandard care to five patients and made dishonest statements on a cremation form has been struck off by a medical practitioners’ tribunal panel in Manchester.

Vikram Krishnappa was found to have provided poor clinical care to five patients over a 14 month period between late 2013 and early 2015, while working as a locum GP in the out of hours service at Cardiff Royal Infirmary.

Most of the cases involved multiple failings and each, on its own, constituted serious misconduct, the tribunal ruled.

In the case of a 3 week old baby, he failed to urgently …

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