GP suspended for altering patient’s record

UK: A Birmingham GP who retrospectively altered a cancer patient’s record and blamed it on a colleague has been suspended for six months.

Dr Nita Saikia Varman added notes to the record of a previous examination to make it seem more thorough than it had been, according to an article in The BMJ.

The patient had attended Dr Varman’s practice complaining of hoarseness. She recorded absence of rash, fever, or foreign body sensation and advised the patient to