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Doctor is struck off a second time for trying to conceal past erasure

BMJ 2023; 381 doi: (Published 24 May 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;381:p1199
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A doctor who was struck off in 2003 and then reinstated in 2018 has been struck off again for attempting to dishonestly conceal his previous erasure in job application forms.

Michael Donnelly, who qualified in Belfast in 1976, was suspended in 2000 after being dismissed from several NHS jobs. At a full hearing in 2003 he was struck off for making dishonest job applications.

Donnelly later applied for reinstatement and won it in 2018 from a medical practitioners tribunal, which found that “in the last three years, Dr Donnelly’s insight has matured significantly” and had become “highly developed.” But, said Simon Bond, chairing the new hearing that has struck him off again, “Dr …

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