The GMC has now overturned its decision to suspend Dr Manjula Arora for ‘misconduct’ following a campaign by DAUK and the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO). It has now said the dishonesty test was ‘incorrectly applied’.
Dr Arora was suspended for lying about a work laptop – despite over 30 years’ exemplary service – while working for a locum agency, Mastercall.
The decision to overturn Dr Arora’s suspension was reported in the Independent, Pulse, GP and the BMJ. The RCGP has now said that her case should never have gotten as far as the GMC – which we have been saying all along. It would certainly have saved the estimated £40,000 bringing the case is thought to have cost, according to Pulse. Money well spent…?