East Ham GP banned from working by medical panel
- Credit: Archant
A GP who told a mother-of-two with cancer that she had swollen glands, has been struck off the medical register for unrelated, recent failures.
Although Dr Inayat Inayatullah, 73, was allowed to continue working at his Barking Road, East Ham practice after the patient, Mrs Linda Geden, died from cancer several years later, his consultations with undercover reporters posing as patients brought him before the GMC’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service again, earlier this year.
Dr Inayat Inayatullah saw Linda Geden at his Barking Road medical centre in East Ham in September 2002. He told her to take paracetamol when she said she had a lump about the size of a marble on her neck.
Although Ms Geden returned to the surgery in November, she was told the same thing. She left in tears after the GP shouted at her and said she was wasting his time.
Ms Geden, from Plaistow, registered with another doctor and was diagnosed with cancer in April 2003. She died in June 2006, aged 38.
You may also want to watch:
Dr Inayatullah appeared before the General Medical Council in September 2006 and was subject to 13 conditions. In 2009, he was allowed to work unrestricted.
In 2011 an investigation was launched after Dr Inayatullah was secretly filmed telling an undercover reporter to eat mangoes after he relayed symptoms of bowel cancer. The reporter, referred to as AC, was working for Channel 4’s Dispatches programme.
- 1 East Ham barber disappointed by Covid-19 lockdown easing roadmap
- 2 Front-runners for Leyton Orient vacancy after Ross Embleton departure
- 3 Police investigate burglary and injury at 'cannabis' house
- 4 Traffic cameras installed to catch Newham drivers who ignore road signs
- 5 Foodbank offering lifeline to foreign students left destitute by pandemic
- 6 Eight-year-old girl from Canning Town publishes book to help children with grief
- 7 Guilty: Men from Forest Gate and East Ham who raped two women during brothel robbery
- 8 Man arrested in east London for terrorist offences
- 9 Upminster killer boasted about hacking teen to death with machete in street
- 10 Person found dead on tracks at Plaistow Underground station
In July this year, the GMC’s fitness to practise panel, sitting in Manchester, ruled the doctor had “breached a fundamental tenet of the medical profession by failing to provide a good standard of practice and care.” He also demonstrated a lack of insight.
It found that Dr Inayat Inayatullah’s fitness to practice was impaired on the basis of his misconduct.
Today, chairman of the panel, Mr Ian Spafford, said: “Having determined that suspension would be an insufficient response to your misconduct the panel concluded that erasure is the only appropriate sanction.
“Although in principle the clinical aspects of your misconduct are remediable there is limited evidence that you are capable of remediation as this requires insight which you have persistently failed to demonstrate. The panel concluded that your un-remedied misconduct is fundamentally incompatible with continued registration as a doctor.”