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Judge overturns decision to strike consultant surgeon off medical register

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 04 March 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n629
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A High Court judge has quashed a tribunal’s decision to strike a consultant orthopaedic surgeon off the UK medical register, after concluding that the tribunal adopted a “fundamentally erroneous methodology in its approach to the evidence.”1

Muhammad Khan appealed to the High Court after a medical practitioners tribunal decided he should be struck off for behaving in a sexually motivated way towards three colleagues at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The …

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