Rural GP's heavy workload cited in suspension

Isolation and heavy workload are partly to blame for a rural GP's poor management of over a dozen patients that has led to a 12-month work ban, a tribunal has found.

Dr Frank Fox, a solo practitioner in Heywood in western Victoria, was suspended for one year after the Victoria Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) found him guilty of both professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct over his prescribing and management of 19 patients between June 2000 and August

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