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Academic GP who tried to hide his outside work has suspension extended to 12 months

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 23 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3717
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A professor of general practice who was suspended from the UK medical register last year for trying to hide the extent of his outside work from his employers has had his suspension extended from six months to 12 after the General Medical Council (GMC) appealed to the High Court against a ruling it considered too lenient.

In June 2019 a medical practitioners tribunal found that Robert Walton had been dishonest with his employers when they quizzed him about his outside working arrangements eight months after he took up a post at Warwick University’s medical school.1 He had told them that he was working one day a week at another job, when he was actually working as many as three days a week at two other …

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