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Locum oncologist is struck off for failing to arrange cancer treatments

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 18 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6584
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A locum consultant who repeatedly failed to follow through after assuring patients with cancer that he would arrange their treatment has been struck off the UK medical register.

Leopold Reinecke, who qualified in South Africa in 1969, was found to have given inadequate treatment or made inappropriate or incorrect statements in the cases of 11 patients while working as a locum consultant clinical oncologist at two trusts, North Cumbria University Hospital NHS Trust and …

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