Doctor who was struck off medical register after ‘catalogue of errors’ asks to be put back

Road leading up to Addenbrooke's Hospital.
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A doctor who was struck off the medical register 10 years ago after making a “catalogue of clinical errors” has asked to be put back on it. Dr Ioannis Tosounidis was erased from the medical register back in August 2014 for disciplinary reasons. The medical register is a list of doctors who have been checked by the General Medical Council to prove they can work in the UK and “deliver good, safe patient care”.

Dr Tosounidis had been working as a locum doctor at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in the autumn of 2011, when it was reported his colleagues became concerned he was misdiagnosing samples. The BMJ reported at the time that he made a “catalogue of clinical errors” and was struck off by a panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

The MPTS has now confirmed that it will consider Dr Tosounidis’s application to be restored to the medical register. A hearing is scheduled to be held from July 22 to July 24, after which the MPTS will be expected to publish its decision within 28 days of the conclusion of the hearing.