GP who flouted infection control standards is suspended for three monthsBMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l2342 (Published 24 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2342
- Clare Dyer
- The BMJ
A general practitioner who reused single use implements despite nurses’ complaints and who told a practice nurse to lie to a patient about a vaccine “cold chain” incident has been suspended from the UK medical register for three months.
Sikandir Arshad rinsed the equipment that he had used to extract a patient’s contraceptive coil and then used it to remove a coil from another patient. When challenged by a nurse, he told her that that part of the body was not sterile anyway, so there was no need for sterile instruments.
On another occasion Arshad said to a nurse that he could use forceps from a drawer rather than a sterile pack to extract a patient’s coil. He also reused single …