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The BMJ
Tribunal made error in allowing psychiatrist back on register, says appeal court
August 14, 2018
By Clare Dyer

A medical practitioners’ tribunal that let a struck-off psychiatrist back onto the UK medical register made “an error of principle” in the way it made the decision, three Court of Appeal judges have ruled unanimously.

The tribunal had “applied the wrong test” when it restored Shekhar Chandra to the register, the judges held. It had relied almost exclusively on the issue of whether he had remediated his behaviour and failed properly to understand the central importance of the need to maintain public confidence and professional standards.

Chandra was struck off in 2008 for sexual misconduct with a patient and for dishonesty, …