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Gynaecologist whose erasure was quashed in High Court is fit to practise

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 08 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4760
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A consultant gynaecologist who in March 2017 won a High Court ruling quashing a decision to strike him off the UK medical register has scored a further victory against the General Medical Council.

After a new hearing, a medical practitioners tribunal has decided that Joseph Onwude’s fitness to practise was not impaired and that his conduct merited only a formal warning.

An earlier tribunal had decided that he had been dishonest in treating two friends and business partners free of charge and then sending them an invoice after the relationship broke down. That tribunal determined in December 2016 that he should be struck off the register. Onwude subsequently exercised his right of appeal to the …

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