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Tribunal upholds first suspension of GP registration

Published:
30 March 2015

A GP is unable to run his London practice until May after failing to overturn our decision to suspend his registration.

A tribunal on Wednesday (25 March) unanimously dismissed Dr Mujib ul Haq Khan’s appeal, saying it was an “inescapable” conclusion people had been exposed to the risk of harm.

It is the first time we have used this enforcement power against a GP.

The decision means Dr Khan is barred from running Granville Road Surgery, in Southfields, until May. His patients, of which there are around 800, have been temporarily moved to nearby practices by NHS England.

Ruth Rankine, our Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice, said: "This case saw repeated breaches of the law and patients were being put at risk.

"We do not take enforcement action lightly, but are satisfied that the tribunal has agreed with our assessment that patients were at risk at this practice."

In its judgement, the tribunal said: "The conclusion that, in Dr Khan’s practice, persons, patients and staff and doctors, were exposed to the risk of harm was inescapable. That risk would have continued without action on the part of the CQC."

We took urgent action in January after our inspectors found failings including:

  • A lack of available emergency medication and inadequate arrangements for emergency treatment
  • Locums working at the practice without appropriate employment checks
  • Inadequate arrangements for recording and reporting incidents
  • Inadequate fire safety arrangements.

You can read our latest inspection report, which rated the practice as inadequate, on the Granville Road Surgery page of this website.

Last updated:
29 May 2017