Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hearing Rules on Doctor's Licence

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hearing Rules on Doctor's Licence

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A GP from Stockton has been suspended for three months after admitting a string of misconduct charges.

Dr Sahil Chaudhry, of Woodbridge Medical Practice, Ingleby Barwick, was handed the punishment after a five-day General Medical Council hearing in Manchester.

The GMC panel concluded his fitness to practise has been impaired due to his misconduct. The decision comes after he was given a 12-month conditional discharge at Teesside Crown Court in December 2008 after admitting two counts of falsifying documents.

The doctor admitted to the hearing that on four occasions in 2006 and 2007 he wrote prescriptions for an unnamed "Mrs A" when the drugs were in fact for a family member.

The offences relate to the doctor's time at Barley Fields Medical Centre, Ingleby Barwick, which has since merged with Woodbridge.

In addition to his admissions, the GMC panel members found Dr Chaudhry had attempted to cover up his misconduct once a probe was launched. …

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