Conditions placed on consultant by GMC

AN Ipswich Hospital consultant has had a number of conditions placed on him by the General Medical Council (GMC) after concerns were raised about his work.

AN Ipswich Hospital consultant has had a number of conditions placed on him by the General Medical Council (GMC) after concerns were raised about his work.

Dr Anthony Jarvis, an anaesthetist, has been ordered to abide by a stringent set of conditions so that his work can be closely monitored while the GMC decide how the allegations are handled.

The conditions include not working for any non-NHS organisations or working as a locum, as well as informing the GMC of any new post he decides to take up.

Jan Rowsell, spokeswoman for the hospital said: “The trust's medical director and clinical director are working closely with Dr Jarvis.


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“We have no concerns regarding the safety of patients under his care and believe he is a safe and competent colleague.

“There had been some concerns raised in the past at another hospital which the GMC has investigated and, at present, there are some restrictions imposed.”

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No details of the incident which led to his referral to the GMC's Interim Orders Panel have been released but it is believed to have happened at a non-NHS hospital at the end of last year.

A spokesman for the GMC said restrictions like these are put in place to protect the doctor and the public while any allegations are resolved.

She said: “Conditions like this are imposed while we work out whether we want to investigate or not.

“It does not mean that the doctor has been found at fault.”

She was unable to comment on whether there is to be a full investigation yet.

The restrictions were imposed following a hearing on August 31 and will remain in place until the end of February 2008.

WEBLINK: www.gmc-uk.org

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