Mansfield doctor suspended

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A MANSFIELD GP has been banned from practising for nine months after the General Medical Council was told that he failed to carry out checks on patients at a residential home with learning difficulties, and also falsified records.

Dr Hans Mayer has a month to appeal against the ban, imposed after the GMC ruled his failings had put people at the Dovecote Residential Home in Mansfield at risk.

The Chair of the Panel, Professor Stephen Miller, said in the Panel’s determination: “Patients with learning disabilities are less likely to seek healthcare when needed and may also have greater healthcare needs.

“Your recording of false and inaccurate clinical data in these patients’ medical records must, by your own admission, have placed them at risk. Your claims to have examined the patients when you had not done so might have prevented or delayed the detection of medical problems, thereby placing them at further risk.”

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