Bradford GP Dr Sirajam Haque Struck Off Over Poor Performance

The General Medical Council Highlighted A Catalogue Of Failings


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A Bradford GP has been struck off the General Medical Council after a hearing into his conduct highlighted a catalogue of failures that put the health and safety of patients and other medical staff at risk.

Dr Sirajam Haque was investigated by the health watchdog and referred to a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) panel after a member of staff at the Primrose Surgery in Butler Street West, brought his failings to its attention.

Some of Dr Haque’s errors included prescribing the contraceptive pill to a woman who was trying to conceive and prescribed steroid medication to a patient with a skin condition, which could have exacerbated the infection.

According to the Telegraph and Argus, it was also found he failed to inform medical staff a patient had hepatitis B, putting their safety at risk, and conducted a chest examination on a patient with diarrhoea.

The investigation found that there was no prospect of Dr Haque bringing his skills up to the required standard and that he should be struck off.

Professor Michael Whitehouse, the chairman of the panel, said: "His deficient performance spans the whole spectrum of the knowledge and skills required of a general practitioner."

He added: "The standard of his professional performance was deficient in all tested areas of clinical practice. It was found to be 'unacceptable' in the areas of assessment of patients' condition; providing or arranging treatment; other good clinical care; maintaining good medical practice and relationships with patients.”

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Expert Opinion
Any disciplinary action taken against medical professionals is deeply concerning and Dr Haque’s patients will understandably want to know whether their safety has been compromised by his deficient performance.

“The GMC and staff at the Primrose Surgery must be open and transparent with patients who have concerns over the treatment they received and reassure them that their health and safety is a top priority.

“In our work we have seen numerous cases where patients have been neglected or suffered sub-standard treatment from GPs, with devastating consequence. Therefore, we welcome the decision made by the MPTS, as Dr Haque’s poor performance put the health and safety of his patients and fellow professionals at risk.”
Rachelle Mahapatra, Partner