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Doctor who worked consecutive 12 hour shifts without telling employers is suspended for four months

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 09 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4619
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A specialist doctor in an urgent treatment unit who worked back-to-back 12 hour shifts at different hospitals without telling his employers has been suspended from the UK medical register for four months.

Bevan Hyder, 47, left his job at Crawley Hospital early on four occasions in 2014 to work locum shifts elsewhere.

He did not tell his employers at Crawley about his other work or seek formal permission to leave early. Instead, he told the medical practitioners tribunal, he would message the nurse in charge on the day and ask to leave early without giving a reason. The earliest he left was 102 minutes before his shift was …

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