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GP is struck off after writing reports on holiday sickness for wife’s law firm

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6128 (Published 21 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6128
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A GP who wrote expert reports on holiday sickness claims for his wife’s law firm has been struck off the UK medical register for failing to declare a conflict of interest and repeatedly diagnosing food poisoning in tourists without sufficient evidence.

A medical practitioners tribunal also found that Zuber Bux, 47, had carried out an unsafe circumcision in the community, of a 15 month old baby with a heart defect. The child was admitted to hospital a few hours after the procedure.

Bux qualified at Liverpool in 1994 and worked as a GP in the area. Since 2016 he has done locum and out-of-hours work, but before that he was a practice partner.

He began to produce medicolegal reports for his wife’s firm in 2008 on road accident cases. He stopped this in 2011 after the …

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