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Dentist who changed patient records struck off

22 April 2014

Dentist who changed patient records struck off

A Birmingham dentist has been struck off by the General Dental Council (GDC) for changing patients’ records.

Omar Narayan, who practised at the Hamstead Dental Practice in Birmingham, was charged with adding entries onto a patient’s original green-coloured private treatment record, and re-writing the patient’s brown-coloured NHS treatment record card. He also created the document entitled Assessment of Capacity for Proposed Dental Treatment/Decision.

Mr Narayan said he amended the records and created the assessment form at the request of Joyce Trail, the Practice owner and his employer at the time. As previously reported in Smile-on News, Ms Trail was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the NHS. She submitted 7,141 fraudulent claims to the NHS, which amounted to almost £1.4million being paid to Ms Trail by the NHS.

The GDC’s Professional Conduct Committee said: “The Committee is satisfied that Mr Narayan’s dishonest conduct is so serious that it is fundamentally incompatible with him remaining on the Dentists Register. For these reasons, the Committee has determined that the only appropriate and proportionate sanction to protect patients and maintain public confidence in the dental profession, is to erase the name of Omar Narayan from the Dentists Register. 

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