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Doctor who used sister’s disabled travel pass is suspended for eight months

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 06 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6390
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A junior doctor who used her sister’s disabled London travel pass 80 times before being caught by an inspector at King’s Cross station and fined £200 by a magistrate has been suspended from the UK medical register for eight months.

A medical practitioners tribunal found that Sharifa Scerif, 27, who qualified in 2017, had acted dishonestly in using the card and in the explanation she gave to the inspector and later in writing to Transport for London (TfL).

An inspector at King’s Cross station stopped Scerif on 1 February 2018 after noting that she had used a disabled pass at the automatic barrier. The photo was heavily rubbed on the Freedom Pass, which gives free travel to over 60s and disabled people on TfL services. It bore the name of Fatma Scerif.

Scerif at first claimed that the …

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